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Elie Harfouche, owner of The Pita Place, likes to serve food “exactly the way we eat it at home.” Home, to him, means Lebanon. Although he’s been in this country for 30 years, the food closest to his heart, and that he enjoys sharing with others, is the food he grew up eating. He and his wife and business partner, Frances, opened The Pita Place in 2014. Since then, t…

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Falafel Bar Cuisine: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean choices made daily in-house from fresh ingredients. Owner: Oded Rauvenpoor Established: 2018 Price range: $3-$9 Dishes to try: Shawarma wrap (seasoned shaved chicken with hummus, lettuce, tomato and tahini), $9; falafel wrap (fried chickpea fritters with tahini, hummus, lettuce and tomato), $9; three sister…

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Rudy's Kitchen Cuisine: Fresh and flavorful Greek and Mediterranean street food. Owner: Faruk Buljubasic Price range: $2.50-$9.99 Established: 2016 Dishes to try: Chicken souvlaki wrap (with fresh vegetables and homemade sauce), $7.99; beef-lamb gyro (on pita bread with tzatziki and vegetables), $7.99. Social media: Facebook, Twitter

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Recently reopened after minor renovations, Street Café is back to work selling an advertised assortment of “International & Mediterranean food” that truly delivers on the parameters of the definition. From Bangladeshi favorites to rib-sticking soul food, the menu at Street Café is a crossroads of flavors where East meets West at a price that’s easy on your wallet. …

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An Egyptian restaurateur has opened his second Mediterranean grill in Niagara Falls, across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Venus opened at 630 10th St. at the beginning of May, serving lunch and dinner. The space was previously Ricardo’s, but has been vacant for some time, said Venus owner Jack Adly. Adly, who is Egyptian, said the Niagara Falls m…

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A new restaurant opened in October in the former Macri’s location facing Niagara Falls’ City Market. It’s called 755 Restaurant & Lounge, for its 755 W. Market St. address, and it’s open for lunch and dinner. The menu includes American, Italian and Mediterranean dishes, which means you can get poutine, veal parmesan and dishes like tabouli, falafel, babaganoush and g…

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Chicken souvlaki is a Buffalo food group by itself. Wings and weck aside, there is a place in many locals' personal menus for Greek-marinated chicken grilled or griddled, served over Greek salad or in a piece of pita bread. Well have I got a souvlaki for you: Pita Gourmet, a quick-serve counter with locations on 6733 Transit Road, Lancaster (at Wehrle Road) and the Niagar…