Stories from San Francisco


A Taste of the Middle East

By: Scott Lashinsky

Adnan Abu Sharkh, more commonly known simply as Sharkhy, has run his authentic Middle Eastern restaurant, Pride of the Mediterranean, in the famed Fillmore district of San Francisco, California, for more than 20 years—since the early ‘90s.
Adnan Abu Sharkh, more commonly known simply as Sharkhy (SHärkē), has run his authentic Middle Eastern restaurant, Pride of the Mediterranean, in the famed Fillmore district of San Francisco, California, for more than 20 years—since the early ‘90s. Hear Sharkhy share about his love for Arabic food and culture and how he, a native Palestinian, came to be a passionate restaurateur on one of America’s most renowned streets.