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Could this Mediterranean takeout brand named for an Arabic Israeli TV show be the restaurant of the future?


Briana Balduci

Amir Nathan (l) and Jordan Anderson have adapted their menu for the era of COVID-19.

(JTA) - As a child in Israel, Amir Nathan dined at Sami VeSusu, an innovative restaurant in Beersheba named after a popular children's television show from the 1960s and '70s.

So when it came time for Nathan, now a restaurateur in New York City, to name his latest venture, he replicated the name - and an atypical approach to serving food.

Sami and Susu opened two weeks ago as a takeout and delivery service operating out of a Brooklyn bar. Nathan and his executive chef and business partner, Jordan Anderson, sling Jewish-influenced Mediterranean food in a model designed to keep locals well-f...

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