From kabobs to gyros to a big plate of hummus, the Inland Northwest offers up an array of tasty options

click to enlarge Greek salad at the White House Grill.
Greek salad at the White House Grill.

Azar's Restaurant Don't be fooled by the exterior, which looks like a former hamburger joint. Azar's serves up tasty Greek and Middle Eastern fare and offers a free belly-dancing show on Friday nights. Current owner Katy Azar continues to prepare tender kebabs and savory dips from her mother's recipes. If you must choose, try the lentil soup, the gyro melt and, of course, hummus. 2501 N. Monroe St. • 326-7171 •

The Black Cypress This restaurant features dishes from all countries that line the Mediterranean. Choose from options including the Cypriot cheese sandwiches, the classic Italian carbonara or the traditional Turkish shish kabob. Also check out their wine list for a selection of reds and whites from both near and far. 215 E. Main St., Pullman, Wash. • 334-5800 •

Mediterrano  Located inside the Saranac Commons, this tasty Mediterranean-style restaurant brings bold flavors and bright colors to your plate. Stick to classic Greek dishes like falafel, gyros, and hummus, or try their Mediterranean spin on a lamb burger and garlic fries. 19 W. Main Ave. • 309-3116 •

Mikey's Gyros With the word gyro in the name, it's obvious what you should order when you head into Mikey's. If you're not in the mood for a delicious pita sandwich, try out their homemade hummus and soups, which are made fresh daily. Head in early, though; their soups go quickly! 527 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho • 208-882-0780

The White House Grill The world "garlic" appears no less than 20 times on the White House Grill's medium-sized menu, sometimes even multiple times in the same sentence. That about sums up this Mediterranean restaurant's M.O. — they're open about their love for garlic. This will be the most delicious heartburn you've ever had. 712 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, Idaho • 208-777-9672 •

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