Restaurateur Sam Mustafa is getting back to his roots. According to his website bio, the owner of the Charleston Hospitality Group got his start selling falafels from a street cart. At the new Tabbuli Grill at the foot of the Market, he’s now hawking a full Mediterranean menu of Middle Eastern specialties like kofta burgers, kabobs, lentil soup, hummus, labneh, and baba ghanoush.
Of course, this being a tourist-heavy spot, Mustafa has kept his options open, offering a handful of “American” choices like hotdogs, burgers, chicken fingers, and the like. Don’t want to alienate the cruise ship crowds.
Mustafa also operates the two Market Street Saloons and Toast Charleston.
At Tabbuli Grill, the prices range from $5-$10, and they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s located in the old Your Place spot, which was completely renovated more than a year ago. First it was called Quick Bite and promised to be open 24 hours on the weekends. It quickly closed and reopened as High Tide Café before changing hands.
Tabbuli Grill opened last week, and now that the downtown Doe’s Pita is closing, this might be your best bet for that pita fix.