Friday, September 2, 2016

A King Is Born

233 North Pleasant Street (between former Carriage Shops and Kendrick Place)

The north end of downtown has a new destination spot for fine dining and you don't have to be Lebanese to appreciate their fresh offerings. 

Malek Shawarma (meaning "king" of the Shawarma sandwich) Mediterranean Cafe opened today just in time for the reawakening of our little college town.  The business is owned by Eliana Dabbous who operates a barber shop next door and her son Ali will be managing the restaurant.

 Ali Dabbous (right)

Anyone who has ever run a small business knows it's a full-time + commitment, and the odds of success are increased dramatically if you have a partner who shares your enthusiasm for serving the general public and the onerous work ethic that requires.

It also helps if you have a great product.

Beef slow cooking

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool, hope they do well. Amherst is known to have the best food between New York and Boston.

I am not so sure about the partnership advice. Great advice would be to borrow the money, run your own show and hire the other guy. This is even true in Amherst.

Great partners can be awesome, good partners suck.

Anonymous said...

I greatly look forward to scrumptious Mediterranean fare !!

Larry Kelley said...

Mine was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Why no article on the new Persian restaurant? Top Kabob.

Anonymous said...

"Persian" ?

Iranian.

Anonymous said...

Persian cuisine is older than the borders of countries, religious divides, etc.

Anonymous said...

There were no borders because ancient Persians were aggressive imperialist who over ran their neighbors to produce a giant kingdom. A fond memory for today's Iran to emulate.

Anonymous said...

They may be bloodthirsty killers, torturers and subjugators, ... - but Man, can they cook!

Anonymous said...

Yeah baby!... If u wanna be happy for the resta yo life...

Anonymous said...

In the words of our less than inspiring President: If you have a small business... You didn't build that.
What a jerk!

Anonymous said...

Here we go.

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up. Please.

Anonymous said...

Lol. Funny song! But I hope all this talk about borders means that these people have as much fight about out US/Mexico border. I hear a lotta talk about a borderless world. Are these people crazy?

Anonymous said...

Until I read these comments, I thought trolls enjoyed eating lamb.