Just down the road from Nashville in Knoxville, TN is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant serving homemade falafel called Yassin’s Falafel House. What makes this place even more special is that it was voted “Nicest Place in America” by Reader’s Digest.
Yassin Terou, a refugee from Syria who came to Knoxville in 2011 and has become a beloved local celebrity. It’s easy to understand why. The moment you step into his Falafel House, a sign welcoming people of all religions, faiths, sexes and beyond hangs proudly on the wall. In Yassin’s own words, “When you break bread, you break hate.”