Arazu means wish or desire in Persian and one of my goals in providing this fusion of mainly Middle Eastern cuisines, is to provide a space where people of all ethnicity and intellectual backgrounds can gather and celebrate what they have in common, rather than stew over differences. And who doesn’t appreciate exploring the culture of food, especially when the cuisine is so rich with spice, texture, and complexity! We strive to be a positive space and a place to celebrate, not denigrate each other. I believe the customers and staff members who are drawn to us implicitly believe in this vision of harmony, tolerance, and peace (hence the olive branch in our sign/logo) My wish is that together perhaps we can make this admittedly wishful thinking come closer to reality.
-Penny Nejad, Owner