Hally Chirinos grew up working the register at her parents’ (Henry and Delmi Chirinos) restaurant El Pulgarcito, where her heritage is showcased in a menu featuring Honduran, Salvadoran, and Mexican foods that keep customers returning weekly for a familiar taste of home.
At the 2017 SFA symposium, Diep Tran argues that “immigrant food is often expected to be cheap, because, implicitly, the labor that produces it has historically been cheap.” But there is a hidden toll for workers.
An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.
Far from being just a local celebrity vegetable, the Vidalia onion’s story bridges continents and involves far more twists and turns than one might expect.
On the new Gravy: Laine Kaplan Levenson brings us a story of family entrepreneurship, immigration… and dried shrimp.