Chaman Kabob Restaurant in Brentwood will celebrate its two-year anniversary by giving back to the community on Saturday, June 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will be aimed at helping raise funds for the Brentwood Police Activities League (PAL) through the proceeds of an eating contest, and the purchase of balloons and face paintings. They will also have a station for direct donations to the PAL. The event is free admission.
The eating contest will feature two-flights where representatives from the Brentwood PAL and emergency responders will participate in eating a 5lb wrap. The second flight, which is open to the first 10-people who sign up, will be provided with a regular sized wrap and the first one to finish will win a gift card.
“Giving back to the community is a very big deal; it is every business owner’s responsibility to give back to their community,” says Nazanin “Naz” Fazli. “What better way to give back than to do a fundraiser for the community and help kids do after school activities and stay out of trouble.”
Naz and her family ultimately chose the Brentwood PAL because of what they stand for and giving back to kids. In the past, they have organized fundraisers for clothing drives and books to send to those less unfortunate in other countries, but this event they wanted to keep it local.
“We wanted to do something fun and get people outdoors,” said Naz. “We also wanted to give families a place to come and enjoy each other and meet new people while supporting a great cause.”
The Chaman Kabob Restaurant offers authentic Afghan dishes which include kabobs, vegetarian dishes, wraps, and deserts. The food is made fresh daily using old family recipes and some dishes are Afghan fusion. The restaurant is owned by Mezhgan Aryen, Abdullah Fazli, and Nazanin “Naz” Fazli.
Now entering year two, the restaurant continues to grow in popularity and bringing in new customers while remaining loyal to those who have come to love the dining experience. The most exciting part according to Naz is their fresh food is being accepted by the community.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to celebrate 2 years because the second year as a small business owner is always very difficult, but we are getting a lot of support from the community,” said Naz. “In year one, we were introducing ourselves and getting our feet wet. Now we have a large following of people who love and appreciate our food and we appreciate them just as much.”
For those who have never tried Afghan food, the hardest part is walking into the door, after you are in, they will take the time to educate you on the dishes and help you find something you may want to try on your first visit.
Naz suggests for an appetizer, try the Boloni Kacholoo which is a turnover with potatoes, spices and you eat it with their house made Chutney sauce and yogurt.
For a meal, she suggests the Combination Kabob because it’s a mouthwatering way to try different Kabobs such as chicken, beef, ground beef, etc.
For desert, her choice is the Housemade Bakeless Cheesecake.
Although the restaurant is known for its Kabobs, they do offer a variety of vegetarian dishes.
While Naz admits their customer base has increased, their dedication to serving their customers has remained consistent. She also explained how they always ask our customers where they found out about us or where do they live. They get so excited to find out customers drive as far as San Francisco, Alameda and even Utah to dine at the restaurant.
“It’s important to us to treat our customers with a lot of love, attention and like family. We want to listen to them and find out if they like our food. If it’s a bad experience, we want to know why and fix it,” said Naz. “We accommodate our customers and want to treat them like family.”
Recently, they added beer and wine because they had number of customers request it and wanted to better accommodate their needs.
“Not only did we add beer and wine, but we added items you cannot get anywhere else like pomegranate wine, Baltika beer, Almaza Beer which is all international,” said Naz.
Eating Contest Entry
If you are interested in participating in the Eating Contest, pre-registration is required and you should email Naz at [email protected]. The cost is $25 and the winner will receive a gift card.
Chaman Kabob is located at 5611 Lone Tree Way, Suite 120 in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-1454.