Z'bih's! Grills!! Bakes!!! ...Huh?
I'm calling upon your collective culinary knowledge since my own falls short and search engines have given me squat thus far in my quest to decipher the above.
On Myrtle Avenue in Glendale right next to the only surviving Esparks Coffee place in the city that I know of is a space that was occupied by a pizza place until about four years ago.
Since that time the space has been vacant. However, every few months or so, workers show up and do stuff inside - paint, move in furniture, shift around things that look like deli cases. Then, just as suddenly as these guys materialized, POOF! They vanish. This has been going on, literally, for at least three years. Very strange.
Anyway, a few months ago an awning arrived. Then, about two weeks ago, this appeared on that awning,
"Z'bih's Grills & Bakes"
Can anyone help out with identifying this elusive mystery cuisine? It sounds vaguely Middle Eastern to me. And does anyone have any idea why someone would start a business in such an erratic manner?
Solve this and then we can get to work on what happened to Amelia Earhart.
Glendale is hungry...
Complete shot in the dark, but your deli cases tip makes me think that maybe it'll be a Halal butcher shop or kebab joint. Zabiha is the Islamic method for slaughtering animals required for the meat to be Halal. It's the analogue to Shechita for Kosher meat.
As for Amelia, it appears that she and her Navigator ended up on Gardner Island in the Pacific.
Hopefully it takes you less time to answer your question than it took to solve the Earhart mystery.