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Oct. 25th, 2014 | 03:54 pm
posted by: writer00 in pittsburgh

Hi folks. As a former small business owner, I know how hard it is to keep a labor of love going. If you've been in Squirrel Hill on Murray Avenue, you may have passed Naya, the Syrian restaurant at 2018 Murray. I am in no way affiliated with the place. I just think the food is fantastic, and the owner (Radwa) an amazingly hard-working and kind woman.

Sadly, she is struggling every day for customers, while the restaurants around her are doing well. I wish I could get people in there to at least give the food a try, because I think they'd return for sure.

Anyway, I guess this is a two-fold request:

1. If you've never been there, please give it a try! Her baba is amazing, she makes a smokey, tangy sleek with kale, and perfectly seasoned and wonderfully thick Syrian coffee.

2. I was thinking of trying to organize a cash mob but have no idea where to start. Any creative suggestions on getting the word out would be welcome.

Hope this isn't too commercial a post. I just want to try to keep her around in the neighborhood as long as possible.

Thanks!

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Venerable Lady Musiquephan Mad Hope of End

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from: musiquephan
date: Oct. 26th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea how to start a cashmob,

A quick googlefu offered this link: http://www.cashmob.com/how-to-organize-your-own-cash-mob

Does she advertise in the Pennysaver..maybe with coupons? the PS is my local go-to for pizza and other restaurants who advertise. Has she handed out flyers to the neighborhood? Does she have like a chalkboard marquis out front with daily or lunch specials?

I rarely find myself in Squirrel Hill although it really isn't that far away from where I live. The next time we want to explore some different cuisine, I'll check her place out. Thanks for the shout-out on her restaurant. I'm always looking for new things, and prefer more ethnic food than to traditional American fare when doing culinary exploration.

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Erik

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from: writer00
date: Oct. 26th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much for the link and kind words! Not sure as to the wisdom of a cash mob for a restaurant, so I'll do more digging.

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avocado_tom

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from: avocado_tom
date: Oct. 29th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
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Signal boosted.

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Erik

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from: writer00
date: Oct. 29th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
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Thank you! Much appreciated.

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