Middle Eastern fare with elegance.. In Short La Shish, founded in 1989, bridges Middle Eastern culture with Western hospitality. The exotic decor consists of proprietor Talal Chahine's eastern instruments, decorative brass objects and photographs from his village in Lebanon. Mixing falafel, shish kabob and hummus, La Shish offers an extensive menu of Lebanese appetizers, combo dishes and desserts. Raw juices and smoothies are also quite popular. Close dinner out with baklava.