Mission

Food justice activists cook up new mission for Philly’s Golden Dragon

A trio of Philadelphia food justice activists recently revived Golden Dragon, a West Philly takeout restaurant that closed at the start of the pandemic.

Why it matters: The new owners are prioritizing affordability. Despite increasing food prices and inflation, no items on the restaurant’s menu cost over $10.

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The big picture: More than 16% of Philadelphians are food insecure, lacking consistent and reliable access to enough healthy meals. But that figure is estimated to be as high as 21% because of the

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Ha:l squash, membrillos, Quitobaquito figs: Mission Garden’s guide to seasonal produce in Tucson | eat

There are few places as undeniably Tucson as Mission Garden. The plants that grow here, that have been cultivated to grow here, that thrive here, are the most distinctive features of our own setting, yet can be the easiest to overlook.

A leading objective of Mission Garden is to keep history alive in the heritage crops of every community that has thrived here, from the Hohokam to Chinese immigrants in the 19th century through today. But when you spend time at Mission Garden, you will viscerally react against the word “preserve”: preservation can conjure images of organs suspended in formaldehyde,

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This is the Sichuan restaurant that inspired Mission Chinese in San Francisco

On a recent Saturday evening, the hottest day of 2021 for San Francisco, owner Kenny Zhang is behind the counter at Spices, head down, multitasking with a landline tucked between his ear and shoulder while scrolling through an iPad. Zhang doesn’t look up for a solid 5 minutes while he scribbles away phone orders on his pad of paper and confirms digital orders from the likes of DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats. It’s a busy night for business.  But that’s how he likes it, especially during a pandemic.

“We’re grateful that our customers helped support our small business. They kept doing … Read More