by Erika Beras, NPR
When most Americans hear Iran or North Korea, they think of the United States’ unsavory entanglements with those countries.
But an eatery in Pittsburgh is giving customers a savory introduction. It’s called the Conflict Kitchen, and it’s a new takeout restaurant that will only serve food from countries the United States is in conflict with.
For now, the sole menu item is a sandwich from Iran.
“That’s the only thing we’re serving is kubideh, which is ground beef with sumac on top, with a little bit of parsley, basil, fresh mint and onion all wrapped in freshly baked barbari bread,” says Dawn Weleski, who worked the counter on a recent day.
Weleski is one of the co-creators of the restaurant. The eatery is an experimental public art project — and the medium is the sandwich wrap.
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