Our contributor Simran Sethi pays a visit to Conflict Kitchen, a takeout café in Pittsburgh with a mission to help diners expand “their palates and transform stories about conflict.”
Think fast food and the sights and sounds that probably come to mind are orders being taken, food prepared and meals served.
But in recent months, the usual soundtrack of the American fast food industry has been at least partially replaced by another sound-the roars of protest.
A liquor store parking lot in South LA isn’t a typical setting for a farmer’s market in this city. But that’s where a new Friday afternoon produce stand set up shop last week.
The mini-market, spearheaded by the nonprofit groups Community Coalition and Community Unlimited, will be open Fridays from 3 until 6 p.m. at Century Market, on the corner of Western Avenue and 39th Street.
It was created in response to the closure of a Ralphs grocery store at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Western Avenue a few weeks ago. For some in the surrounding King Estates neighborhood, that Ralphs was the only market in walking distance.