Getting Bourgie in Baghdad

From Ramona‘s profile of Chez Guerre:

Many believe that bringing higher end restaurants into war-zones will lead to gentrification and eventually to democracy.  “It gives people a reason to go to a neighborhood that they wouldn’t have been caught dead in before, or rather where dead is the only way they would have been caught there.”  To decrease the risk of being caught dead on your way to his restaurant John offers a complimentary armored transport service.  But he’s convinced that the surging popularity should be attributed as much to the promise of an entirely original dining concept as to a general death wish.

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