Weary of fish and looking for a respite from the endless seafood of Point Loma ? Grab a bite of something completely different at the Fairouz Cafe and Gallery (3166 Midway Dr., 619/225-0308, www.alnashashibi.com , $14–19). The bright, cheerful dining room features the original artwork of Al Nashashibi, a painter with roots in Jerusalem. (Yes, you can purchase works you see while dining; inquire with your server.)
As for the food, you’ll find meat and vegetarian entrées in the Middle Eastern tradition, with lots of lamb and chicken, plus several Greek specialties, such as stuffed grape leaves. At lunchtime, look to the appetizers and salads for lighter fare.