Persian American

May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs Dies

Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, died at 66 of heart failure on May 9. Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant, originally opened Moby’s Luncheonette in 1989 in Bethesda, but the restaurant struggled. Eventually, Daryoush built a traditional clay oven similar to one he used in Iran, to bake fresh pita. He […]

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April 6, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Persian American Spring Festival Attracts Thousands (PHOTOS)

Spring is in the air, and local Iranian Americans are enjoying their biggest event of the year. The IrAmerican Civic Society’s 21st annual Persian American Festival on April 6 in Boyds, Md., is expected to attract more than 4,000 people. The event is held in honor of Sizdeh Bedar, the Persian festival of Spring, and will […]

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