Mataam Al-Mataam

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Once located on the corner of Lawrence and Kedzie Avenues, this 24-hour joint moved a few storefronts west into this smaller and dingier space in early 2009. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered daily, with standards such as shawarma, kebabs, lamb, hummus and borak (minced beef with herbs wrapped in homemade dough) making up the bulk of the menu. You'll want to skip this spot if you're sensitive to smoke, as the mostly male cast of regulars lights up cigars and hookahs (or both) on a regular basis.