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    Posted December 15, 2012 by
    Beit Sahour , Palestine
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    100 places to eat like a local

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    Italian at "Roots-Elana D'zeieta"


    If you’re ever in the Holy Land and in particular, Bethlehem, Palestine, make sure you plan to stay a few extra nights in the area. It is a journey that thousands of pilgrims make every year, but while 90 percent only come to visit religious sites, there are many more local attractions left to be discovered.
    Clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, all fill the streets of the Bethlehem area. Roots is one of those restaurants , located in the Shepherds field town of Beit Sahour, it is a worthy stop for a nice drink , or if your up late on a Saturday night the place is rocking with mixes by DJ Bishara Binjamin .

    On the second year anniversary of Roots , December 15th, 2012, I visted to congragulate them on their continued success.Too Lazy to cook on a Saturday, I felt a need to enjoy once again my favorite dish,their fettucini alfredo . Needless to say ,an Italian dish without a glass of wine is a felony, local Cremisan wine was my choice for the night . The uniqueness of this place is that most of the meals they serve are made from scratch , and that is exactly why it is one of my favorite dinning restaurants.



    The location of Roots which is somewhat hidden can be found quite easily by simply asking any of the locals. Owners Mr. Majdi Khair and Mr. Jeries AF are also a big reason why many people enjoy this place; one can always sense the liveliness in both of them.

    A big plus of course, is the educational background of Mr. Jeries AF who graduated from Bethlehem Universities’ culinary arts and hotel management program, combined with the experience of Chef Mr. Jeries Ghareeb, who graduated in Cuisine Arts from Oaed Rodou in Greece, that gives one a sense of comfort in that the “Guys” know what they're doing.

    But without a doubt, the main ingredients for a restaurant's success besides the secret recipes of the Chef are the combined charm and hospitality of the owner, for people will always feel that positive energy , and be encouraged to make what would have been one trip, a second or third

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