Conflict Kitchen is a restaurant in Pittsburgh that only serves food from countries the US is in conflict with. Started as a special project by John Peña, Jon Rubin, and Dawn Weleski, Conflict Kitchen serves take-out style food, and the entire restaurant identity changes every four months to highlight a new country. The first iteration of the project, Kubideh Kitchen, dishes up Iranian cuisine. For just $5, you can try a kubideh sandwich, a national dish in Iran consisting of spiced ground beef wrapped in homemade barbari bread with basil, mint, and onion. All this comes packaged in a custom wrapper with interviews from Iranians on a variety of subjects ranging from poetry to politics.
Which countries will come next?
Most likely, we will follow up Kubideh Kitchen with Afghan cuisine, followed by North Korea, and then perhaps Venezuela. Really, the take-out restaurant could go on for years, with the conflicts the U.S. is currently involved in. —via we make money not art