Conflict Kitchen: Get some lunch and learn a few things.
Anyone try the Conflict Kitchen in East Liberty yet? It doesn't really have a huge focus on food (at least the way I see it) and is more about the concept and message than anything else but I thought the Kubideh was pretty good. The storefront is strikingly decorated. What do you guys think about political messages and food? Do they go together? I think their message is pretty peaceful on a universal scale and what better way to bridge cultural gaps than through food?
Take a look at the rest of my review here: http://bit.ly/9lOA1v if you want!
124 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I think the idea is *very* cool. Food is definitely a very good device to bridge ethnocentricism and its associated problems.
The kubideh is very tasty ( I couldnt vouch for the authenticity, I ve never been to Iran), especially the bread with sesame seeds.
Cant wait for the Afghani makeover.
Not sure I get the need for such a concept. Then again, I'd go to any Iranian or Afghani restaurant if the food is good.
That said, good luck on finding diners should they decide to do North Korea.
Since the owners are artists, maybe they should have Kim Jong Il on a loudspeaker throughout the meal and every other diner surreptitiously taking photos and making notes of you dining on your cabbage soup.
re: Panini Guy
I tried the kubideh and it was delicious. I like the concept. They hosted a vegan dinner that was streamed live to Iran and I think 80 other places around the world. It was a cyber communal dinner at 10am pittsburgh time. I unfortunately didn't get to go but I thought it was a great concept. I like the Kim Jong II on the loudspeaker idea mentioned above...that would be something.