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Aba Aba is a lively homage to all fla­vors Mid­dle East­ern; in a sense, it’s a se­quel ef­fort to chef C.J. Ja­cob­son’s Ema restau­rant in River North. But Aba shows its in­de­pen­dence with its em­pha­sis on pro­teins. Spreads are a must, if only to get one’s hands on the warm, puffy house bread, brushed with but­ter and dusted with za’atar. You’ll find a va­ri­ety of meats in “hum­ble” and “prime” cuts. The for­mer in­cludes eg­g­plant-wrapped braised lamb

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