A really cozy fast-casual middle eastern eatery nestled in the heart of the Lower East Side, Maziesh Grill is run by three friends who grew up eating their native cuisine and loved it so much that they opened their own eatery to spread the love of Middle Eastern fare. Fresh, friendly and flavorful are what we strive to provide, so come out and enjoy our Komeeda exclusive feasts! We're waiting to host you !
Syrian refugee Lufti Al-Kaer, who has taken refuge in the United States for about three months, still has the bright, hopeful face of a young man. That’s a bit of a surprise, considering Lufti, 31, was cast away by his family in Syria for being a gay man and was persecuted for years by authorities before winding up in New York. Lufti, 31, shares his story as he cooked a meal for nine guests at a long table set out for the Displaced Dinners, twice-weekly dinners cooked by a refugee. - Metro New York (K. Aquilina)