FIYA, a modern Arab/Israeli restaurant serving what we like to call “soul food of the Levant”. We have been regular visitors to this part of the world, and fans of early expressions of the cuisine in the U.S. (Shaya/Saba in New Orleans, Zahav in Philadelphia, Galit in Chicago). We have been especially drawn to the restaurants of the heralded Israeli chef Eyal Shani and have extensively sampled his work in Tel Aviv. (Our daughter lives in Tel Aviv and is a dual American-Israeli citizen.) We love that this food, though steeped in tradition, is a reflection of how many of us want to eat today - naturally veggie forward and healthy, but with enough glimmers of indulgence to be satisfying and exciting.
Follow the link to listen to Mindy Friedler of FIYA on Always Andersonville: The Podcast!