2719 Central Avenue
Owners: The Mehic Family
When you come to the Euro Grill & Café, you will feel like you have dropped in for dinner with your family. The bright dining room, checked tablecloths and the personal attention from Dino, Amela, Minela and Mehmed will make you feel at home. The food is cooked with pride and tastes delicious. Dino says that he “only makes good food” and this is an understatement!
The Euro Grill & Café is a Southeastern European restaurant reflecting the owners’ Bosnian roots. You will find home-cooked cevaps (grilled, skinless beef sausage) on lepinja (Bosnian flatbread) and pijescavica (a Bosnian hamburger) that is so popular in Bosnia that even McDonald’s could not compete with it. You will also see a German influence in the schnitzel dishes and a Mediterranean spin in the Eggplant Napoleon. Whatever you do, do not miss the Bosnian coffee served with sugar cubes and crystallized ginger.
Dino Mehic arrived in the U.S. in 1998 and opened the Bosna Market in 2003. In February 2013, he expanded by adding the Euro Grill & Café in an adjoining space. The restaurant specializes in dishes common to the Balkan Peninsula (including the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia). Dino also spent a considerable amount of time in Germany prior to coming to the U.S., and you will see influences from this experience on his menu, too. The Mehic family is proud of their heritage and is happy to share their native dishes with us. We are excited to have this one-of-a-kind restaurant (and market) here in Charlotte!
– Profile written by Karen Lockhart & Stephanie McKee