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Digging in: Afro Deli joins cultures, communities and flavors

"Afro Deli's culture is rooted in the belief that good food has the power to bring people together," said Abdirahman Kahin, owner of local chain Afro Deli, during a testimony before the House committee in Washington last week on the positive contributions immigrants can bring to communities.

Digging in: Fig + Farro makes food to fuel the climate change resistance

On a recent Saturday afternoon at Fig + Farro in Calhoun Square, customers conversed in the large dining area, with its contemporary, mismatched wooden tables and chairs, warm lighting fixtures, cozy booths and sprawling bar. Now a year-and-a-half old, the restaurant, which began as a vegetarian establishment, serves a vibrant and much-loved vegan menu. The switch is part of the restaurant’s larger mission: fighting climate change.