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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 […]

Saigon Kitchen
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Van Nguyen and Lanni Vu are a mother daughter restaurateur duo from Vietnam. Van, a widowed mother of seven children at the time, made the decision to immigrate to the United States a few days […]

Zoma Restaurant
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In an increasingly fast-paced world, restauranteur Zeleke Belete of Zoma cherishes the Ethiopian tradition of communal eating. These customs create a welcoming space, where food is lovingly made and traditions kept vibrant. Zoma boasts bright colors, […]

La Chiva
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Walking into La Chiva is like coming home. Winter is still in full force in downtown Denver, Colorado, and the drastic 20 (and sometimes, 30) degree difference between day and night makes the brisk evening […]

Pine Island Getaway Cafe
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Take a Voyage Down Pine Island The journey down Pine Island is a sunny scenic route, traversing bridges and palm tree-lined paths, one gets a highlight of Florida’s best attributes. The island is a retreat […]

A Taste of Havana
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A Taste of Havana in Indianapolis Traditional Cuban music, a tropical vibe and the aroma of authentic eats greets diners at the door as they enter Taste of Havana. The eatery, located in Indianapolis’ lively […]

Pera Turkish Kitchen & Bar
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When you walk into Pera Turkish Kitchen & Bar and speak to Sirac Ergun, you can sense his passion.  Sirac is the chef and co-owner of Pera. He opened Pera in 2017 with his brother Ahmet. […]