Mona's Kitchen

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Review: Lebanese food done right at Mona's Kitchen in Tarzana

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 19, 2019

can show up so submerged in tahini sauce that it resembles quenelles floating in eggy cream. At Mona’s Kitchen in Tarzana, the samke harra evokes casual seaside seafood shacks. Owner George Marjik splays and grills trout until its edges blacken. Ground

worth a jaunt for lovers of Lebanese cuisine. When I first ate at Mona’s Kitchen, something about the general mix of the menu felt familiar to me. Founding chef Mona Kalout was previously chef at Hayat’s Kitchen, a decade-old North Hollywood institution

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Newsletter: Who should be making (and selling) tamales?

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 21, 2019

cauliflower and labneh from Mona’s Kitchen. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Top stories My fellow critic Bill Addison reviews Mona’s Kitchen, a Lebanese restaurant in Tarzana (try the beef tongue sandwich!). Columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson offers an