Carnival is a Sherman Oaks staple where the people-watching is even more important than the solid Lebanese food you’ll eat. Sure, you’ll fill up on well-cooked chicken shawarma and consider ordering seconds of their fantastic lentil soup, but that’s not really why you’re at this dimly-lit strip mall spot. You’re here because it’s nice to know places where couples read newspapers in booths together and little old ladies scream “More baklava, Jeanine!” at their waitresses like it’s a family potluck still exist.
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