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Pop-up restaurant in Hamtramck serves up “discomfort food” this week

Stateside's conversation with Tunde Wey of Saartj pop-up restaurant.

It’s easy to picture “comfort food,” but what about “discomfort food?”

People participate in the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.
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People participate in the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.

That’s what Tunde Wey will be serving up in the pop-restaurant Saartj, running from May 2 to May 5 inside the community space Bank Suey in Hamtramck.

Wey emigrated from Nigeria to Detroit and opened a restaurant called (revolver) in 2013. Then he hit the road.

He took his discomfort food concept around the country with a dinner series he called Blackness in America. 

Tunde Wey has returned to his “second home” of Detroit for a series of pop-up dinners. He joined Stateside to explain the “discomfort food” concept – where he tailors the experience not to your palate, but to your privilege. He also explains a problem with Detroit’s growing restaurant scene, and what could spur change.(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast oniTunes,Google Play, or with thisRSS link)

 

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People participate in the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.
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People participate in the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.
Tunde Wey cooks for the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.
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Tunde Wey cooks for the Blackness in America dinner series in Austin.