Please come support our St. Ann community businesses!

olivesOmar’s opens Saturday.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It’s right in the heart of the old downtown at 10111 St. Charles Rock Road & Wright Avenue.

Please come out and congratulate Omar, his brother in law, John (who did the construction/construction management), and the rest of their family and friends for the “soft opening” of this fabulous addition to our St. Ann community.

Chicken Shawerma

Chicken Shawerma

Chicago style pizza

Chicago style pizza

Order something from their extensive and surprising menu: brick-oven, Chicago style pizza; kabobs; falafel; chicken shawerma, delicious desserts, and many other things.

Shawerma is a Mediterranean staple similar to a Greek gyro. According to one source, the classic shawarma combination is pita bread, hummus, tomato and cucumber, and the shaved meat itself (pictured on the spit, at right.)

Hummas, for those who might be new to this style of cooking, is just garbanzo beans, aka, chick peas, that have been made into a paste and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, and other things. It’s often used as a dip with pita chips. MMmmMMMmmm!!!!!

Typical additional toppings for shawerma include tahini (sesame sauce), pickled beets and amba (a sweet-and-sour condiment, similar to mango chutney.) In outward appearance, shawerma resembles the gyro in that both use pita-wrapped meat, but the sauces are distinctly different.

chick peas_garbanzo beansNote:  If you get addicted to hummus (hey—it happens) and if you want to make your own, Shop n Save sells garbanzos.

bonappetitGreat food, a pleasant atmosphere with thoughtful touches, and gracious hosts. This is a nice, casual place.

Let’s visit Omar’s and become regular diners there. Let’s help it thrive, and in the process move St. Ann forward in its quest to add the kind of businesses WE ALL WANT in our community!

Credits

Image of brick oven pizza chef from http://www.konkle.com via the Web.
Image of Bon Appetit sampler from http://www.lighthouseembroidery.com via the Web

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