Bitar’s Launches Mediterranean Superfood Brunch
Brunch / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern / South Philadelphia

Bitar’s Launches Mediterranean Superfood Brunch

With the ethic of “better eating through super nutrition” trending and the mounting evidence that the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern diet is the healthiest menu on the planet, Philly’s Middle Eastern cuisine pioneer Bitar’s is introducing an all-new Mediterranean Superfood Brunch served with FREE Turkish Coffee. Starting on the weekend of March 20-21, brunch will be offered at Bitar’s, located … Continue reading

Pandemic Success Story: Bitar’s Middle Eastern Market & Grill
Middle Eastern / South Philadelphia

Pandemic Success Story: Bitar’s Middle Eastern Market & Grill

When I asked to hear more pandemic success stories, I only got one response. I don’t think that is for a lack of hopeful stories despite the continuing challenging times, but perhaps those who are thriving don’t want to toot their own horn while others continue to struggle. That’s certainly understandable. Bitar’s, the iconic Middle … Continue reading

Alamodak Restaurant Offers a Taste of Jordan in Philadelphia
Alamodak Jordanian Cuisine / Jordanian Food / Middle Eastern

Alamodak Restaurant Offers a Taste of Jordan in Philadelphia

Francisco Ayoub and his family moved to Philadelphia from Jordan in 2013. Jordan, an Arab nation in the Middle East, is bordered by Israel to the west, Syria to the north, and Saudi Arabia to the south. His father, Farah Ayoub, moved the family to the Philadelphia area to practice dentistry. Two of his brothers … Continue reading

The Halal Guys Open in Northeast Philadelphia
Middle Eastern / Northeast Philly / Openings

The Halal Guys Open in Northeast Philadelphia

The popular fast-casual restaurant The Halal Guys is continuing its Philadelphia area expansion, openrf its third location at 2550 Grant Avenue on March 24. The Northeast Philadelphia store joins the wildly successful Chinatown (1016 Race Street) and King of Prussia (150 W. Delkalb Pike) locations, both of which opened in 2016. Much like the United States, American Halal … Continue reading

Al Zaytouna – Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant in the Italian Market
Italian Market / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern

Al Zaytouna – Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant in the Italian Market

Al Zaytouna is a new restaurant in the Italian Market specializing in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. When it opened about a month ago, I made a point of stopping in. I posted this review on Yelp. I liked it so much the first time I wanted to try it again. Marilyn JohnsonThe Doyenne … Continue reading