Award winning Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan opens new location in West Hartford Center
By West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

West Hartford, CT - On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan held a gathering to celebrate the opening of their new restaurant in West Hartford Center. West Hartford’s Mayor, Scott Slifka and the Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on that evening.

The Shish Kebab House is a family owned business first introduced to Hartford on Franklin Avenue in 1988. Inspired by his wife’s recipes, Quame Armiri brought Afghan cuisine to Connecticut. Today the restaurant is owned by his daughter, Halima Sarwar and is managed by her son, Aaron. The family also owns and operates the new location in West Hartford Center.

The restaurants have received rave reviews in several publications including the Hartford Courant and the New York Times. They have developed a vast customer base which brings people from as far Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.

Anyone can find something to their liking at the Shish Kebab House due to its extensive menu and beautiful atmosphere. Afghan cuisine consists of meats, freshwater fish, vegetables, dried peas, beans, fresh fruits, yogurt, noodles, rice, and seasonings. The Shish Kebab House is a family owned business and will remain that way for generations to come. Join them for Happy Hour and free appetizers Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m - 6 p.m.. Be sure to visit their website at www.AfghanCuisine.net for menu listings, events and more information on the Shish Kebab House and Afghan cuisine.

For more information:

Aaron Sarwar, General Manager
Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan
(860) 231-8400

Jessica Labbadia, Director of Communications
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
(860) 521-2300