By MAIRA ANSARI | Derby City Weekend
If you like Mediterranean food, you’ll soon have a new option in Louisville. Al Hamra is expected to be open around May 16th with a soft opening and a grand opening a week later.
You can find the restaurant at 1250 Bardstown Road in Mid City Mall.
The owner, Ibrahim Qasim, says his family is originally from Jordan and Jerusalem. He wanted to offer authentic Middle Eastern food to people here in the Louisville area. The family also operates Falafel House off of Bardstown Road.
Al Hamra will be a buffet open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Qasim said you can expect all of your traditional Mediterranean favorites that include vegan, vegetarian, meat, halal, and kosher foods.
The restaurant will open in the middle of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Qasim says he plans to have extended hours during that time so customers who are fasting have a place to eat.