Topic: Restaurants

By Rachel Vigoda PHILADELPHIA (Eater Philadelphia) — While restaurant dining rooms across the state are shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, Philly restaurant owners are getting creative when it comes to engaging — and[...]

BOSTON — Sometimes we need a palate cleanser when faced with a global pandemic. The scenes of hoarding and tugs-of-war for paper goods make it clear that some humans have a long way to go to become civilized. Then, you have Raffi and[...]

BRUSSELS (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Chef Karen Torosyan  earned a Michelin star for his Brussels restaurant, Bozar, he revealed in an Instagram post on February 15. This is the fourth year in a row that the restaurant is getting recognition as[...]

By Eric Grossman BOSTON (Time Out Boston) — We all know Boston’s dining scene is booming, and perhaps no cuisine type has seen such growth in recent years as the traditional, colorful fare of the Eastern Mediterranean region and the[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to Mirror-Spectator HARBIN, China — The Armenian community in Harbin was the biggest among the Armenian communities in China in the first half of the 20th century. They have their church and school, various[...]

By Uğur Ümit Üngör Yerevan: From Culinary Desert to Oasis The first time I visited Yerevan was for the fieldwork for my Ph.D. research in the summer of 2006, when I took the tantalizingly slow Soviet night train from Tbilisi. Back[...]

By Kara Baskin BOSTON (Boston Globe) — Armenian-Lebanese restaurateur Nina Festekjian grew up in Lebanon during the Civil War. She and her husband, Raffi, opened Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen to share their favorite childhood recipes with[...]

By Nancy Vienneau NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nashville Tennessean) — Lyra is small constellation known for its most brilliant star, Vega. While we don’t know what prompted chef Hrant Arakelian and his wife Elizabeth Endicott to choose this[...]

By Max Stendahl CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (bizjournals.com) – When Peter Sarmanian signed a lease in early 2016 for a new restaurant in Harvard Square, he had high hopes for the venture. His company, Classic Restaurant Concepts, already[...]

BOSTON — The South End in the past couple of decades has become a destination for fine dining. A new addition to the list of restaurants there will be Nina and Raffi Festekjian’s anoush’ella saj kitchen, launched by this month. The[...]