sommelier_p Photograph by Jessica Boone

The graffiti-like stick figures on the walls illustrate the point: This is a celebration of the world’s humble street foods. Everything about the first solo restaurant for Susan Feniger (Ciudad, Border Grill) feels right for the time: the price (reasonable), the mood (playful), and the cuisine (far-flung treats served tapas style). Indian vada dumplings are gooey fritters with mint sauce and tamarind-flavored date chutney. Baby collard leaves act as wrappers for salty dried shrimp, peanuts, and hot green chiles. A wood-fired oven puts out roasted Egyptian fish and chicken kabobs. Have we had more profound curry? Sure. But to get all these exotic dishes in one upbeat spot, we’re delighted.  » 742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood (323-203-0500 or L-D daily. Full bar. International  $$

Photograph by Jessica Boone