Since the origins of the Christmas story are traced to the Middle East, why not celebrate a Christmas meal with Middle Eastern food?
One of the best places for such cuisine in the Chicago area is Al Bawadi Grill in Bridgeview, according to NBC 5's Food Guy Steve Dolinsky.
Everything is made from scratch, not just the kebabs – which are formed by hand over steel skewers as long as swords – but also the bread.
While known for its original location in southwest suburban Bridgeview, Al Bawadi also has set up shop in Niles.
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8501 W. Dempster St., Niles
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7216 W. 87th St., Bridgeview