Yalla Seattle in the Media


Seattle Magazine: Middle Eastern Pop-up Yalla Finds Permanent Home

Late-night Middle Eastern eats come to Capitol Hill

Seattle Magazine: Culinary Tastemakers 2016

“Cheney, whose Saudi Arabian neighbors inspired her interest in Middle Eastern cuisine, spent time cooking in restaurants in Egypt, and knows her ful (the national fava bean dish).”

Seattle Met: Yalla Will Bring Middle Eastern Wraps to the Tortas Condesa Space

“Taylor Cheney will serve sumptuous meats, favorite mezzes, and housemade hot sauces to Capitol Hill’s drinking crowd.”

The Stranger: Capitol Hill Restaurants

“The new space will serve Middle Eastern saj wraps made with lamb, chicken, and beef or labneh, za’atar, and spinach, and mezze like charred eggplant salad and red pepper and walnut dip.”

Seattle Times: Seattle pop-up restaurant Yalla offers real deal in Middle Eastern cuisine

“Some of the most memorable meals of my life were in the Middle East. Luckily, Seattle is now seeing a renaissance in flavors from that part of the world.”

Seattle Weekly: Taylor Cheney moves pop-up Arabesque to La Bete

“I knew I wanted to go to the Middle East and I was going to do it no matter what.”

Seattle Met Magazine: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2014

“One hundred percent passion for Middle Eastern food. She’s very interested in preserving the traditional flavors and techniques, and she’s very interested in feedback.”

Seattle Magazine: Local Chefs to Watch Now

“…expect to find what she most enjoys on her travels to the region: ‘tangy pomegranate molasses, smoky eggplant, bright lemony hummus, herbal salads,’ plus a dose of unparalleled hospitality.”

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