Continually primed with new culinary notches on its belt, from Bridgeport Coffee House
to Han 202
, Kendall College grad Daniel Sarkiss smartly joins the Bridgeport
gentrification pack. He provides high-grade Mediterranean eats at low-grade costs, keeping a kabob and falafel standard menu under $8 tags.
Not that chickpeas and shawarma wraps are tough dishes to crack, the robust happening in the ingredients. That's exactly where the Assyrian-born Sarkiss shines, pressing and grilling his flatbread to chewy, squishy standards that hold golden, organic parsley infused falafel balls better than Little Village burritos.
Even on a more micro level, Sarkiss opts for the more nutritious bulgar wheat to toss in his tabouli salad, usually made heavy with couscous or rice. Or dark thigh chicken cuts with simple rosemary and garlic tweaks, instead of the signature rotisserie allspice overload. It's all heralded ready by a clean-cut, black-coat clad kitchen line, which trim costs with a self-pick-up counter.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul