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Mizrahi Grill moving into Lakeview East



Article By: Ariel Cheung

LAKEVIEW — A Highland Park eatery is hoping its "real shawarma" and Mediterranean cuisine can succeed in a space where meatball heroes and healthy subs flopped.

Mizrahi Grill will open at 3037 N. Clark St. in the spring, said owner Eli Mizrahi. The restaurant has also launched a Facebook page for Mizrahi on Clark.

The Mizrahi family opened the grill nine years ago in Highland Park, using family recipes perfected over generations.

The restaurant offers healthy, certified Kosher meals that use fresh ingredients and spices brought in from Israel, where the Mizrahi family came from three generations ago.

"Our shawarma is our specialty because we're working with these spices," Mizrahi said. "We figured out that our spices should be from home. I think it adds to the authenticity of the dishes."

The Lakeview location will have a condensed menu from the original restaurant, primarily focused on shawarma and falafel, Mizrahi said.

In Highland Park, Mizrahi Grill offers falafel, shawarma, kabob and schnitzel sandwiches. The skirt steak in a laffa wrap is the most expensive at $19, while a falafel-stuffed pita is $7.

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