‘CoExistence Kitchen’ to oppose controversial eatery
Students from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University plan to launch a “CoExistence Kitchen,” a pop-up restaurant to be featured on both campuses in opposition to the controversial Conflict Kitchen in Oakland.
The CoExistence Kitchen advertises an “alternative perspective,” according to its press release, and will be open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at CMU’s University Center and during the same time Thursday at Pitt’s William Pitt Union.
At both locations, the restaurant will offer complimentary Middle Eastern food that is both kosher and halal. The sponsors are student groups Tartans4Israel and Panthers for Israel.
Conflict Kitchen drew headlines by serving pro-Palestinian messages with fare from the region, attracting hundreds of customers despite a death threat that closed the restaurant for four days. Conflict Kitchen serves food from countries or territories with which America has strained relations.