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House of Hummus Middle Eastern restaurant opening on Elmwood

House of Hummus, the Middle Eastern restaurant in North Buffalo, is working on a second location on Elmwood Avenue.

Ahmed Hamideh said his family is responding to Buffalo's enthusiastic reaction to the original restaurant, at 1150 Hertel Ave., which opened last year with falafel, hummus, kabobs and more Jerusalem-style Palestinian cuisine.

The second location will be at 502 Elmwood Ave., which was last used as a commissary space for Lloyd taco trucks.

There will be seats for about 35 customers, Hamideh said.

"We're taking the great food from Hertel to Elmwood, and adding a few more items too," Hamideh said. More dishes for vegans, and more for meat-eaters, too, such as additional kabob choices.

Breakfast will also be added, he said, with omelets and other options. He doesn't plan to add alcohol.

House of Hummus opens with Middle Eastern menu

The Elmwood menu will also include dishes that customers dreamed up and added to the Hertel lineup, like rice bowls topped with hummus and falafel or meat, he said. "These have become some of our best sellers."

Much of the restaurant work has been completed, he said. "Hopefully we can be open in early September."

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