Conflict Kitchen (now closed)

Conflict Kitchen was a restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA, that cooked and served food from countries the United States was in conflict with. It was founded by Jon Rubin – an art professor at Carnegie Mellon University – and Dawn Weleski. They provided a space and opportunities for people to learn about and discuss the focus area. This target country changed every 3-5 months. NPR described the restaurant as “an experimental public art project—and the medium is the sandwich wrap.” (

Conflict Kitchen closed in 2017 to pursue other opportunities.

Led by Jon Rubin, Dawn Weleski, and Brett Yasko

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