Restaurant notes: Two newcomers in the burbs

Owners Avital Mentel and Fabrice Saadoun in their new Ardmore restaurant, Hummus. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer )

  • Hummus, a Middle Eastern serving the Penn community from 3931 Walnut St., opens a Main Line branch on Friday (11/26). It's at 18 Greenfield Ave. in Ardmore. On its Facebook page, the casual eatery promises free falafel and shawarma sandwiches on Black Friday. It's open lunchtime through dinner.
  • Pistachio's, a café, carry-out and catering specialty foods restaurant at 237 E. Gay St. in West Chester, was opened recently by Chris DiFabio, who sold his catering business in Media several years ago. In Tuscan style environs, Pistachio's does lunch and dinner. Menu examples: pstachio chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce,  eggplant parmigiana, blackened crabcake portabella, chicken marsala.