Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Taste Makers: Chinese Restaurants and the Asian American identity," November 26 at City of Asylum.

via Saveur.

The City of Asylum will host a conversation on Chinese restaurants and the Asian American identity on November 26.
How is the growth of the Chinese community shaping Pittsburgh? Why has the Asian community grown so quickly among Pittsburgh’s universities, and what opportunities come with this growth? And how do the Trump Administration’s changes in immigration policies affect local businesses such as restaurants?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Melissa McCart follows up her Pulitzer Center research with a panel exploring how those originally from Taiwan and China are contributing to the changing dynamic of Pittsburgh.

On Nov. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at City of Asylum, please join restaurateur Mike Chen of Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill; community crusader Marian Lien, executive director of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and commissioner on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs in Pennsylvania; and Chris Briem, a University of Pittsburgh regional economist and analyst of population trends for a discussion.

There will be beer, wine and Chinese snacks.
The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. The City of Asylum's Alphabet City is located at 40 N. West Ave. on the North Side (map).