For many moons, the masses have cried out for a chosen people to lift Middle Eastern fare in Brookline above the white-sauce-wielding guy blaring Egyptian techno behind a greezy glass counter. Answering our wishes -- the actual Chosen People, with Jerusalem Pita and Grill
Completely renovating the broke-ass former Tsunami space with a granite and stone bar, dark wood tables/booths, a stainless steel open grill, and a mural of desert paradise, JP&G's a 22-seat sit-down resto from a lovely Israeli-American Sharon couple, slinging completely Kosher, upscale Israeli/Mediterranean grub. Delectableness commences with four types of homemade hummus (classic, beef, veggie, "house special"), eggplant rolls (fried 'plant stuffed w/ herbs, garlic, spices), and the ground beef/pine nut kubeh, an app dredged in bulgar wheat then fried, and named after Israel's favorite son: Kubeh Gooding, Jr. Meaty entrees include char-grilled rib steak and lamb chops, marinated & spiced grilled salmon, and meorav yerushalmi -- a combo of beef, lamb, and chicken grilled with onions and "secret spices", a needless measure, as you could never blab due to their impossible pronunciation
In the future, JP&G'll add flatscreens, burgers, and a "special falafel that no one else is doing in Boston" -- they haven't yet announced what exactly it is, but when they do, just be sure to Let Your People Know.