Open Sesame in Manhattan Village has changed its name to Sesame Moe's Mediterranean Grill, according to a press release.
To celebrate the new name, which pays homage to founder Restaurateur Moe Bonakdar, the popular eatery is also giving back to the community that supports it, said Cara Stewart, spokesperson.
Through Sunday, Sesame Moe’s is donating 20 percent of net sales to South Bay nonprofit Walk With Sally, which provides healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer. Simply bring in the promotional flyer when you dine. The flyer can be found at sesamemoes.com.
In addition, patrons who have subscribed to the previous Open Sesame email distribution list will receive an offer to order a free appetizer or dessert. Sign up at sesamemoes.com by Sept. 30 to participate.
Bonakdar opened his Manhattan Beach restaurant in 2009. He is also the entrepreneur behind the eight-location Charo Chicken, and brings his passion for restaurant excellence, culinary adventure and healthy dining to Sesame Moe’s.
Of the name change, Bonakdar stated, “You’ll have to remember a new name, but you won’t forgot our savory menu or neighborly service, which remains the same. I am committed to serving the same heart-healthy Mediterranean recipes that our Manhattan Beach fans love. Our new name simply reflects my personal passion as a chef and restaurant owner and brands us uniquely in the South Bay.”
Sesame Moe’s is located at 2640 Sepulveda Boulevard and is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; (310) 545-1600.