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La Vaquera
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La Vaquera translates to “The Cowgirl”, an apt name for the vibrant little restaurant nestled in Southwest Little Rock. The restaurant location was opened by husband and wife dream team Miguel and Sanjuana Torres in […]

Bali Kitchen
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MEET THE RESTAURATEUR Jazz Pasay, Owner of Bali Kitchen Nestled right at the heart of East Village, New York City, is a small and chic Indonesian restaurant. Bali Kitchen, owned by Indonesian immigrant Jazz Pasay, […]

Mahope Restaurant
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Location: Mahope is located in the North Side, Cincinnati. Northside is on the west side of town and is known for their historic, yet eclectic nature. In a sea of eccentric buildings, Mahope stands out […]

Ha La Sushi Restaurant
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Hidden behind a bundle of trees in a small shopping plaza in Alamo, California,  Ha-La Sushi buzzes with frenetic energy. As the regulars pile in, they are greeted with a beaming smile by an amiable, […]

Casablanca Moroccan Cuisine
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It has a very unassuming exterior. If you were in the area, you may stop at the Starbucks on the opposite side or the Raising Cane’s next to it. Perhaps you would just drive by […]

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant
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This adventure in dining begins like many others I’ve experienced over the years: in a nondescript strip mall. Some of the best food can be found in strip malls of course, in establishments with harshly […]

Ital Kitchen
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A red door and a pink patio announce the small, Caribbean-style eatery on Union Street in the midst of the shops, corner stores and brownstones in Brooklyn, New York. The emerald green siding and painted […]

Buen Provecho
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Kattia Rojas grew up in San Jose, Costa Rica, in what she describes as a traditional Latin family. She loved to watch as her mother cooked for the family and as her grandmother cooked for […]

Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
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During the interview, George Chammaa’s mother, Fayeza Chammaa, sits in the back of the family restaurant, having her mid-day meal next to her red tablet. George sits in front of me, one of Fayeza’s five […]

Merhaba Shawarma Restaurant
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On the morning of November 14th, 2018, Manna Samuel arrives at Merhaba Shawarma four hours before it opens to begin her day. She readies the restaurant for the shift ahead, preparing for the next twelve […]