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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. […]

Mrs B’s Reggae Café
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  Mrs B’s Reggae Café — Jamaican cuisine to delight every palate Marilyn Forsythe / Chef Neville Forsythe First Visit to the Restaurant The intoxicating aroma of fresh herbs and pungent spices waft through the […]

Yemen Kitchen
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Meet the Restaurateur Abdul Al Rammah, Owner of Yemen Kitchen The irresistible fragrance of sizzling onions and garlic perfumes the small kitchen where Abdul Al Rammah stands at his stove, deftly stirring several pans at once. […]

Bini’s Kitchen 
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Himalaya view, Mustang region, Nepal.  Photo: Patricia Sauer   The repetitive motion is almost dizzying. A table-full of hands pinch and fold, pinch and fold the endless circles of dough that hug morsels of meat […]