This Middle Eastern bakery brings out the kid in every customer with its sugary snacks and ice-cream parlor.. In Short Founded in 1979 by Riad Shatila, this old-world bakery has legions of fans that savor its Lebanese pastries and ice cream. Its treats are so popular it's not unusual to see out-of-state license plates crowding the parking lot. The baklava reigns supreme, made from tissue-thin pastry covered with crunchy walnuts or pistachios and drenched in pure butter and sugar syrup. Lines are long, but the reward at the end is sweet.