Friday, March 18, 2011

Edible WOW: Shatila Bakery

"Although Warren Avenue in east Dearborn is lined with the usual suburban amenities—restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, markets—the pizzerias and fast-food chains advertise that they serve halal meat. The restaurants specialize in kafta, fattoush and kebbie, and many of the signs are written only in Arabic. That is because Dearborn is home to the largest Arabic population in the United States, and feeding that population is the largest Middle Eastern bakery in Michigan: Shatila Bakery & Cafe.

'Shatila has been feeding the Dearborn community for more than 30 years, serving up authentic Middle Eastern pastries and award-winning ice creams to the hordes of people who crowd the place from early in the morning until late into the night..."

Read the rest of the article here.