“Anoush’ella” says it all

Matt regularly appears with Jordan Rich on “Connoisseur’s Corner” which airs on Boston’s 50,000-watt CBS affiliate WBZ AM 1030 weekdays at 11:55 AM.

The following is a “script” for one of Matt’s forthcoming segments:

The South End is known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods around and nowhere is this more evident than in the food scene.

That is why I was so excited to find a new place that brings a new style of dining and an entirely new part of the world to Washington Street!

Created by the Armenian-Lebanese team of husband and wife Nina and Raffi Festekjian, Anoush’ella takes its name from a traditional Armenian greeting that means “may it be sweet.” And while the community-minded corner meeting place with its floor-to-ceiling windows and a cozy back room with an even cozier cushioned couch and locally-sourced art offers a Nutella-based sweet m’’anoush (which is the signature flatbread that is finished fresh on an authentic saj oven) and an entire bar dedicated to the strained yogurt known as labne (which is also defined on the menu’s helpful glossary), they are also becoming known for savory dishes, including a chicken za’atar and overnight braised beef that melt in your mouth. The combination of fast casual and upscale chic eatery also offers grain bowls made with lentil rice or toasted couscous, as well as Armenian and other salads and sides that include baked za’atar fries. Though they have only been open a few months, they also already have a full liquor license and dispense beer, wine, and signature cocktails (including a date-sweetened lemonade and peach and thyme martini) on tap!

So whether you want a fast casual bite that is fresh and healthy or a new place to eat and relax with friends and associates, anoush’ella is a sweet choice!