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  • Building a Restaurant Out of an Arsenal

    Building a Restaurant Out of an Arsenal

    Of all the places to build an upscale, trendy food court, an 18th-century arsenal is probably not at the top of anyone’s list. But that’s where Alex Cooper and Mikhail Beylin decided to build one of Kyiv’s most popular gastronomic...

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  • Fighting Russia Through Food: 3 Stories from Ukraine

    Fighting Russia Through Food: 3 Stories from Ukraine

    Chef Mirali Dibalzi MiraliKyiv, Ukraine Chef Mirali Dibalzi worked for years orchestrating the opening of his self-named restaurant in Kyiv. Mirali only stayed open to the public for four months before Russia’s invasion. The spring menu for Mirali was supposed...

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  • This Graffiti Artist-Turned-Chef is Feeding an Army

    This Graffiti Artist-Turned-Chef is Feeding an Army

    Meet Aleksander Yourz Aleksander Yourz of Odessa, Ukraine has worn many hats in his career—hiphop DJ, graffiti artist, restaurant owner, and now, a volunteer chef for the Ukrainian army. Chef Aleksander owns and runs Yourz Space Bistro, a restaurant at...

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