nation of immigrants
After arriving in Indiana from Honduras, Maritza Castellanos spent years working as a housekeeper—she still does, in fact—and eventually opened Rincon Catracho, now beloved by the Honduran community.
Lafayette, Louisiana might seem like an unlikely home for the restaurant Patacón, which serves cheese- and meat-stuffed sandwiches made of fried plantains.
Alex Harb, the owner of Meddys in Wichita, has his eyes set on rolling out fast-casual Lebanese cuisine across the nation.
Six months after Katrina made landfall, Le Bakery was one of the first establishments to reopen. “We had a line of people out the door. It was a amazing,” says owner Sue Nguyen-Torjusen.
"There is a lot of religion in Schuyler," says Marlon Lugo, the owner of Garnacha's House. "They just order to-go. I'm fine with that."
This is the third in a series of articles featuring immigrant- and refugee-owned restaurants in enclaves located outside of major US cities.
Fractured along ethnic lines and decimated by an interminable civil war, many of Burma's refugees have landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they've opened grocery stores and restaurants to make a living.
“I don’t have another home,” Mirahmad Mirzai told the man who threatened him to close his shop in the days after 9/11. “I’m coming back,” the man said. “Your door better be closed.”