Hungry for Mediterranean?

Mediterranean food lovers will have a new eatery to try by the end of the month: Menas Grill.

Matthews resident Effat Effat, who was born in Portugal but grew up in Egypt, will run the Matthews restaurant with his wife, who’s also from Egypt.

The eatery at 1544-G Matthews-Mint Hill Road in the Fullwood Plaza will offer homemade take-out food including hummus, kabobs, baklava, rice pudding, smoothies made with fresh fruit and a Mediterranean take on pumpkin pie, Effat said. The couple were baking these specialties for friends and neighbors and they urged them to sell it to the public.

“We hope Matthews residents will give it a try,” Effat said.

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