Cousins Yousef (Joe) and Justin Khraim are originally from Jerusalem. They grew up cooking together at family gatherings and moved to the U.S. 14 years ago in search of new opportunities. After bouncing around the East Coast for a bit, they grew tired of managing other people's restaurants and decided to take a leap and begin running their own spot. When a space became available in Denver, they found that the neighborhood surrounding it lacked good Mediterranean options. They fell in love with the city after just 24 hours, so they moved here and purchased the restaurant.