Mediterranean food

Frisco’s Family Deli Embodies the Micro and Macro Family

All photos courtesy of Frisco’s Facebook page Though many have lost their jobs to COVID-19, new owners Issa Nafe and nephew, Omar Hanna, are transforming tough circumstances. Frisco’s Family Deli is the result of an unexpected opportunity and the whole family’s in on it. Social media manager and son-in-law, Ramzi Soudah, claims “they’ve always wanted …

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La Méditerranée: A Taste of Mediterranean Childhood

Longstanding La Méditerranée owner Levon Der Bedrossian has operated his business on three pillars: high-quality homemade food, attentive service, and reasonable prices. Spoiler alert: He’s found much success. Learn the story of “La Med” right here!

A Taste of Tel Aviv at Oren’s Hummus

Oren Dobronsky knows a few things about innovation. The entrepreneur has founded multiple start-ups, participated as a shark on Shark Tank Israel, and has been an investor for more than ten years. Which is why he saw that Silicon Valley lacked something essential, and he saw an opportunity…

Blue Plate: Social Hub Gone Takeout Business

When Jeff Trenam was a college student at Berkeley in the early nineties, he was studying botany and on the road to becoming a landscape architect. Yet, in the back of his mind, he felt the municipal work he was heading toward “seemed really soul-sucking.” “I was young and enthusiastic and dreamed of a little more self-expression,” Jeff said, “not just waiting for retirement…”

Passion, Purpose, And Persistence: Inside San Francisco’s Troya Restaurant

When asking Troya Restaurant owner Berk Kinalilar about how Troya has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, he’ll be quick to praise the efforts of San Francisco’s locals. When asking Troya Restaurant owner Berk Kinalilar about how Troya has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, he’ll be quick to praise the efforts of San Francisco’s locals…

Novy: A Neighborhood Gem Weathering The Storm

Novy, which is located in Noe Valley, serves classic Greek fare and California cuisine in a homey, chic setting. Owned by siblings Kathryn and Kristen Gianaras, whose parents have owned the building since 1977, Novy has been in operation for just five years and has already turned into a neighborhood staple that local customers can’t do without…

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