Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

Cupcake Diplomacy: Why D.C.-Area Eateries Are Opening Franchises in the Persian Gulf

Red Velvet Cupcakery owner Aaron Gordon thought it was a scam the first time he was contacted about opening a shop in the Middle East. “Dear Mr. Aron,” began an email from Malik Awan in January 2010. “We would like to open dialogue with you for the opening of Red Velvet within Qatar’s prestigious project—The […]

Brewing in the West Bank

We are fascinated by brewers working in unlikely places. You might remember our post from last December about the Murre Brewery in Pakistan, where brewers keep one eye on the beer and the other on the Taliban. Well, this time we'd like to bring to your attention a video report from Roger Cohen at The […]