Chef Carlo Berdahn and his wife, Danielle, have been pleasing customers with dishes from the chef’s native Lebanon and the broader Middle East for about a decade now. Enjoy fusion spins like lamb tacos alongside tajine, shakshouka, and really delicious salads. Yella was the last restaurant to open after last year’s awful gas outage—but the silver lining is that it gave the couple time to lay the groundwork for a second restaurant, opening soon in Gloucester.
16 Post Office Ave., Andover, 978-749-0011, yellagrille.com
A newly enlarged selection of Greek-inflected small plates makes this a terrific spot for grazers. Bring a few friends so you can try a bit of everything.
25 Hammatt St., Ipswich, 978-356-0099, ithakicuisine.com