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Corning's Gaffer District Announces Grand Opening for My Shawarma

My Shawarma

Corning, NY—Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration for My Shawarma (127 W. Market Street) on Sunday, May 15 from 11am–5pm. Owners Gabe and Shena Rossettie, along with General Manager Troy Goho would like to invite the public to join them at the restaurant for a special ice cream station, drawings & giveaways, and henna art throughout the afternoon. Special guests Scott & Ally with WINK 106 will broadcast live from their patio from 12–2pm.

My Shawarma offers Middle Eastern shawarma and falafel with hand-crafted toppings and sauces, in a fun and casual environment. The restaurant features exotic flavors and the highest quality ingredients, and guests can enjoy their build-your-own format to create wraps, salads or rice bowls with a personal touch. My Shawarma is open 11am–8pm Monday through Saturday, with additional Sunday hours coming soon. Menu and online ordering for takeout is available at

My Shawarma will be giving away a Meal-for-10 to celebrate their opening. To enter to win, visit and vote for your favorite My Shawarma house-made sauce.

"We are thrilled to have My Shawarma as a part of the food scene in Corning. In addition to delicious offerings in a great atmosphere the transformation of their outdoor space is a fantastic part of the welcoming streetscape on the western end of our downtown," states Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District.

The concept for My Shawarma was born from the experiences of owners Gabe and Shena Rossettie, who encountered the hospitality and unique flavors of the Middle Eastern table through friendships and travel. As home cooks they experimented with recipes from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to develop the lively and multicultural menu that eventually became My Shawarma. They teamed up with General Manager Troy Goho to make My Shawarma a reality. Troy is a Paul Smith's College graduate with extensive culinary and restaurant management experience. Troy and all the staff at My Shawarma are responsible for the consistently high food quality and clean environment that My Shawarma's customers enjoy.

"Market Street's burgeoning food scene and walkability made it a natural fit for our fast casual Middle Eastern restaurant. My Shawarma is based on the idea that people shouldn't have to travel to Brooklyn or Toronto for excellent Middle Eastern street food," says Gabe Rossettie, co-owner of My Shawarma.

The owners believe that shawarma deserves its place in the pantheon of casual ethnic fare, alongside burritos, sushi, ramen and other mainstays in the American food scene. My Shawarma is about offering an exotic culinary experience native to the streets of Jerusalem, Beirut, and Cairo, with an uncompromising commitment to quality and customer service.
Gabe and Shena Rossettie live in Corning with their children. Gabe practices law at Rossettie Rosettie & Martino LLP.

For more information on My Shawarma visit, (not .com) or email

For more information on Corning's Gaffer District, visit or call (607) 937-6292.

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