A restaurant called ‘Immigrant Food’ just opened a block from the White House

As salsa and merengue beats pulse in the background, diners are lining up at one of the newest restaurants in the nation’s capital.
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It’s called “Immigrant Food,” and it’s just a block from the White House.
The fast-casual spot caters to a weekday lunchtime crowd, with bowls blending cuisines from different cultures around the globe — like a dish that combines Vietnamese spicy-rice noodles with pickled bananas in what the restaurant says is an “ode both to Central America’s favorite fruit and to German-style pickling.” It also gives diners a chance to donate to local immigrant advocacy groups — all under a slogan aiming to bridge the political divide and find common ground: “United at the Table.”
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During the restaurant’s opening week, co-founder Peter Schechter has been shaking visitors’ hands and offering menu suggestions as they wait in line to order during the lunch rush.
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He wants people to feel at home here, and to hear the story he’s excited to tell.

Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/immigrant-food-restaurant-white-house/index.html

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