Wanderin’ around Louisville by// Kylee Jackson

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill

shiraz 3 copy“Bustling, casual eatery offering chargrilled kebabs, wraps, spreads and salads in colorful space,” this is the motto of the Akrami families mediterranean grill, Shiraz.

The Akrami family migrated to America in the late 1970’s. They were looking for refuge due to the persecution of the members of their faith in their home country of Persia. They started as a catering business in the 1980’s, as word grew across the country of their Mediterranean tastiness and they didn’t have the financial constraints they once had, the Akrami family was able to open their first restaurant in their new hometown of Louisville. They now have five locations throughout the Louisville area.

“My whole family loved it, it was healthy but didn’t taste healthy,” senior Maddy Weber said. “My entire family loved Shiraz because there was something for everyone.”

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill offers an “Oak Grill” which is their fish and meat dishes. They have ground beef, steak, chicken, Mahi- Mahi, and salmon. All of the dishes are promised to be hormone free. They are all differently prepared with different rubs and infused with different juices from fruits and vegetables. They also offer a menu of different salads and a menu of healthy starters such as hummus, avocado bruschetta, and pesto rolls.

“I got the chicken combo and it was delicious,” Weber said.

The Akrami family wanted to bring their colorful feels from home to their workplace and allow everyone here to have the full mediterranean experience. When they say “colorful space” the Akrami families takes it very literal.

“The restaurant had a tropical feel,” Weber said. “The place is filled with different colors and a islandy feel. The place was almost as colorful as the food on our plates.”

All five locations are family owned and family ran.

“The workers go over the top to make you feel welcome in their restaurant and to make sure you’re having a good experience with them,” Weber said.

The Weber family plans to go back and enjoy more meals with the Akrami family and I just might have to join them.

 

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