Feb 192011
Authors: Jim Sojourner

Yum Yum Restaurant owner Elianne Hakim believes the reason CSU loves her restaurant is because of a little something extra.

“You get that little extra love from us,” she said.

Located near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and City Park Avenue, the whole establishment is a combination of the Yum Yum, a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food restaurant, and Ma’s Juice Bar, a bar famous around town for its spiked smoothies.

Family-owned since 1991, it’s the atmosphere and commitment to their restaurant that Hakim said sets Yum Yum apart from other joints in Fort Collins.

The restaurant specializes in traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, according to its website, and specializes in hummus, falafel, gyros and baklava. In addition to its smoothies, the full bar also serves an array of beer, flavored mojitos, martinis and other drinks.

Hakim said the uniqueness of the food and drinks is another big draw for customers.

“We’re pretty different from your average,” she said.

Yum Yum gives customers the option to dine in, take out or have their food delivered and will cater for groups.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bar is usually open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., but the website says it will stay open as late as 2 a.m. if there are customers.

Managing Editor Jim Sojourner can be reached at news@collegian.com.

Yum Yum Restaurant

Where: Elizabeth Street and City Park Avenue
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Food: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-style with family-owned love

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