• Food & Cooking

    All-refugee cooking company shares culture and home through love of food

    Eat Offbeat is one of many catering businesses that had to re-invent itself when COVID-19 struck 18 months ago. But its employees had a little experience with sudden, difficult change: They all came to the country as refugees. And they say reinventing their business model overnight came naturally. The New York-based company, founded by Lebanese siblings Manal and Wissam Kahi, was inspired nearly six years ago by Manal Kahi’s dual realizations: that she couldn’t find hummus “like her grandmother’s” in New York, and that the perfect people to cook food from their home countries were the refugees coming to the  

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  • Food & Cooking

    How this Navajo chef reclaimed his food culture and is passing it on

    Tatum Black feels both excited and nervous. On Oct. 15, she and a couple other culinary students from Monument Valley High School plan to take a four and a half hour bus ride from Kayenta, located in the northeast corner of Arizona, down to Phoenix to cook at a fundraiser. The students are involved with Careers Through Culinary Arts Program, a national nonprofit also known as C-CAP. The program helps underserved middle and high school students develop skills for the culinary workforce. Under the guidance of chef Justin Pioche, they’ll prepare hundreds of dishes for the event. Black said she’s  

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  • Art & Entertainment

    An Immersive Art And Entertainment Attraction Highlighting The ‘Bizarre, Mysterious And Often Hilarious Nature Of Consumer Culture’ Thrives During Covid Recovery

    Produce Section Inside Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart in Las Vegas Kate Russell Some businesses have been more affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than others. While on-line commerce has thrived, in person activities such as visiting a restaurant, bar or movie theater have continued to face an uneven recovery. Previously I have written about how an interactive arts space, Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf which operates the House of Eternal Return, was dealing with the challenges of Covid. As an immersive arts and entertainment exhibition built around interactive experiences, mysterious and magical worlds and features such as slides and secret passageways,  

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