For most restaurant owners in the city of Baltimore, Restaurant Week (July 20-25th) marks a key opportunity to regain lost business after a period of civil unrest. For those that aren’t familiar with what happened, a series of civilian protests broke out in the city, leading to a heavily enforced curfew throughout a large portion of April and May.
Despite suffering the same losses as every other restaurateur in the city, Michael Tabrizi, owner of Tabrizi’s Restaurant, is using Restaurant Week in a refreshing way. Rather than electing to cash in on the potential increase in customer traffic, Michael is opening his restaurant privately to the city’s homeless.
— Mark DeNicola, Collective Evolution