YAFO Kitchen Brings Fresh Mediterranean Fare To SouthPark
YAFO Kitchen,Â the highly anticipated Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired concept, hasÂ opened itsÂ doors in Morrison Place shopping center in SouthPark. Well known Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli is behind the concept, who’s other restaurantsÂ include some of the Queen City’s most popular such as Mama Ricotta’s, Midwood Smokehouse and Paco’s Tacos & Tequila.Â â€śIt is very exciting to be a part of the launch of a totally new concept â€“ particularly one that is such a fresh option for Charlotte. The design of the space needed to reflect that with a very open bright layout combined with colorful materials and natural wood finishes.â€ť say Scibelli.
The menu features a variety of freshÂ house made dishes such as hummus, braised lamb, tabouli and their soon to be famous Lafa flat bread (over 500 baked fresh daily). There are chef recommend combinations as well as the option forÂ patrons toÂ customizeÂ to their liking. Think Chipotle for Middle Eastern cuisine. Although not all dishes are traditionally Middle Eastern, there is something on the menu for all palates including yogurt mac and cheese and roasted brussel sprouts with dates.
Israel born head chef Shai FargianÂ helms the kitchen and has worked in restaurantsÂ in both Israel and NYC before relocating to Charlotte. His passion for this concept is evident inÂ his flavorful, fresh cuisine. Their doors have only been open for a little over two weeks, and so far reviews are stellar.
YAFO offers online ordering for takeout orders and will soon be offeringÂ catering services for your next party or office event.Â YAFO is located at 720 Governor Morrison St in SouthPark, and is open daily from 11am – 9pm.