Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New eateries reflecting more immigrants of Fox Valley

Restaurants are often the best way to find out where people in an area came from. They want to cook and eat the food they are accustomed to. - - Donna Poisl

By Mike Danahey

Call it a feast for the senses. Or the census. Your pick.

The nation’s head count shows that pretty much every town, including those here in the Fox Valley, is becoming more ethnically and racially diverse. As two new area restaurants illustrate, the changing demographic brings with it more eating options for our already big American appetites.

To that point, four months ago, Merza Abraham opened his first restaurant and Elgin’s first Middle Eastern eatery, Babylon Kebab, at 512 Waverly Drive.

Abraham said he came to the United States in 1993. His uncles and their families already had settled in the Elgin area many years prior to that.
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