North Abraxas is, a priori, one of those ultra-exciting places, for which we are willing to cross the city and arrive at 06:45 pm, to ensure that we get a seat at the counter. The predominantly vegetarian menu promises simple, uncomplicated ingredients, served at their best, and a few raw or cooked meat dishes. We are also enticed by the concept of serving the food directly on paper mats instead of dishes (except when there’s sauce!), along with the house cocktails, and the joyful neighborhood bar atmosphere. Eyal Shani, the trailblazing inventor of roasted whole cauliflower, which has been copied thousands of times since, will delight those who love boiled, roasted and grilled vegetables. However, for those who like their meat the menu offers shawarma, beef carpaccio, and generously topped pizza. We love the upbeat cheerful ambiance, especially at the counter where you can chat with your neighbor while watching the show in the kitchen. We also like the plate-less concept, which is fun for all ages. Eyal SHANI has got the award of the best entrepreneur and culinary trendsetter.