Food Factory

$$$$ ($15-$24)

Editorial Review

Food Factory is a plain space with a few hand-woven rugs on the walls, but it attracts a loyal crowd for its halal charcoal-roasted kebabs. The meats, already threaded on what look like swords rather than the more common small skewers, fill refrigerated cases at the entry. There is no real service - simply order at the counter and wait for them to call your name. Opt for the bread instead of rice; you can watch as the dough is shaped over a large pillow and then slapped inside the charcoal oven. It's slightly charred and wonderfully chewy when it emerges about 20 minutes later.

-- Nancy Lewis, The Guide, April 26, 2007