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Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar Restaurant Review: Brothers Sean and Shane Shamloufar were born in Tehran but grew up in Atlanta, and with Colbeh, they’ve brought the food of their homeland to Decatur. The menu offers a broad sweep of Persian cooking, from vegetarian dishes to lamb and seafood, beef and poultry. Start with any of several eggplant dishes, such as mirza ghasemi, which adds tomato and garlic to smoked eggplant; it’s served with flatbread topped with black sesame seeds. Kebabs and stews are predominant, and at dinner one may choose a selection of half kebabs for a platter or an assortment to share. For dessert, choose the house-made baklava or saffron ice cream topped with finely chopped pistachios. Persian tea rather than American coffee makes a fine finish. The wine list, although short, looks promising, and includes an excellent rosé --- the Paul Hobbs Malbec-based La Flor --- by the glass. The brothers and the staff take wine seriously, and work hard to choose selections that pair well with the food at the right price.