While this blog is mostly devoted to what's new in the Pittsburgh food world, it will also occasionally report on other breaking restaurant news. Last Wednesday's storm caused a lot of damage to homes and businesses throughout the region, including a number of restaurants. Point Brugge in Point Breeze was able to re-open on Friday after being closed Thursday, but according to a recorded message, Pangea in Shadyside will not re-open for several weeks.
Another local food favorite that suffered damage from the flooding was Najat's Cuisine, a Lebanese food business owned by Najat and Henry Nazarian. They make Lebanese food found at restaurants, grocery stores and farmer's markets in the Pittsburgh area. According to Amy McConnell Schaarsmith, in a story that appeared in Friday's P-G:
"The couple estimates the storm did about $10,000 to $15,000 worth of damage. They have no flood insurance and wonder how they'll get back on their feet."
To learn more about the effects of the storm on Najat's Cuisine, watch this video recorded by P-G reporter Moriah Balingit.