One of the more rewarding aspects of belonging to the Southern California Restaurant Writers is the opportunity it presents to recognize and honor people who have made a career in the restaurant business.
To this end James Woodin, SCRW president and this Writer journeyed to five star Phoenicia in Glendale one evening this week to present Suhilah Hariry with her Longevity Award.
Ms. Hariry has been with Phoenicia for twenty three years and in restaurant work for thirty years. Her award was presented, rather belatedly, since she was away when the 41st SCRW Awards Banquet took place in March.
She was one of two people at Phoenicia to receive awards this year. The other "Maitre'd of the Year" went to Nova Arapknanian.
Phoenicia is recognized throughout Southern California for its classic Lebanese cuisine and through the years has received many awards including five stars and Golden Bacchus Wine Awards.
Phoenicia is located at 343 N. Central Avenue in Glendale. Telephone 818 956-7800.