Conflict Kitchen :: Design + Food For Good
The eye-popping exterior graphics are hard to ignore and assist in drawing curious customers. With input from the local ethnic population, designer Brett Yasko combined native colors and patterns from each focus country such as Iran, Afghanistan, and Venezuela.
...[the] custom-designed wrappers include interviews with Venezuelans both in Venezuela and the United States on subjects ranging from street food and popular culture to debates about President Hugo Chavez and the geopolitical dynamics of the region....As is to be expected, the thoughts and opinions that come through the interviews are often contradictory and complicated by personal perspective and history. These natural contradictions reflect a nuanced range of thought within each country and serves to instigate questioning, conversation, and debate with our customers.
Not only does this project inspire great conversation, it is also the only thing that has inspired me to visit Pittsburgh, PA, where the restaurant is setup. Though currently closed down for renovations, this fine example of the power of food and design is a must-see attraction.