Conflict Kitchen “only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict”

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“We are trying to be provocative in the best use of that term.” –Jon Rubin

You don’t normally think of Pittsburgh as the hub of foreign policy discussion. But 245 miles from DC diplomats, 370 miles from the United Nations, Conflict Kitchen serves up delicious ethnic food and talking points on its wrappers.

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Conflict Kitchen, an aptly named take-out restaurant that “only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” has been through four distinct iterations: Since opening in 2010, it’s morphed from Iranian to Afghan to Venezuelan to Cuban. Now, in its new location in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Plaza, Conflict Kitchen is back to serving up Persian dishes.

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