Kubideh Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen's first iteration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

by Foaad Khosmood
kubidehkitchen.com: Welcome to Conflict Kitchen’s first iteration, Kubideh Kitchen. Developed in collaboration with members of the Pittsburgh Iranian community in Pennsylvania, the sandwich is packaged in a custom-designed wrapper that includes interviews with Iranians both in Pittsburgh and Iran on subjects ranging from Iranian food and poetry to the current political turmoil. Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every 4 months to highlight another country. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration will be augmented by events, performances, and discussion about the the culture, politics, and issues at stake with each county we focus on. Kubideh Kitchen is an Iranian take-out restaurant that serves kubideh in freshly baked barbari bread with onion, mint, and basil >>>



by IRANdokht on

Way to go with that optimism! :)  


Thank you Foaad, Nice and colorful store front and the food looks yummy too. I wonder how many Iranians live near Pittsburgh.


PS: yak liver and grub larvae...  yum?

Ari Siletz

Souffle, borscht, sushi...

by Ari Siletz on

...bratwurst, cornish pasty, Kung Pao chicken, rigatoni, yak liver, grub larvae...  

 Keep it up, United States, and soon this kitchen will be serving all these dishes.

Fantastic idea!


Picture 1: missing conversation

by i_support_khamenie on

Picture 1

a. hov may i help you?

sista: you spare some change?

a. NO! ajab badbakhti

sista: do you accept food stamps?

a. Yes. two dollar food stamps count as $1

sista: let me have a koubideh sandwich

a. there you have it. It's $4.50

sista: my bad. I forgot my wallet. I'll bring you the money tomorrow

a. no forget about it

sista: really. thank you. I love your sandwiches...they're the greatest....I sympathize with you and all the anti-Iran stuff......yadayada yada.....

a. Khesafat, boro kenar dighe...ma ra alaf kardi...ok, ma'am, can you please move to the side so the next lady can order?

sista: so what you're saying bitch. You want the white woman to step infront of ME? Go back to your country. Are you even legal?

a. Yes, I am ...now please....padar sookhte zaeefe mage behet nagoftam bereem onjaei ke sefeed posta neshatand....yani bayad az Gheytariye memadeen to ghohestan ghettoye een tolesagha?

a's wife: boro menam. Man aslan az enja bezaram. Ghohe Iran behameye America...

a. ah, hamash takhseere een mollahast!

a's wife: rast mighe be orze !


All the Iranian-Persian restaurants should

by Iraniandudee3 on

come together and create a nation-wide restaurant in the U.s, cause Iranian food is the best thing I've ever tasted in my life, nothing comes close to it, not the Chinese, Italian, or Japanese food that other restautrants serve, so imagine if Americans are hooked on italian and Chinese, then what it would be like if they had a taste of Iranian food. I'm already seeing the results here in V.A and maryland with moby-dick spreading like wild fire.

Foaad Khosmood

Hat tip to my friend Rostam,

by Foaad Khosmood on

who forwarded this to me.


This is a wonderfully original idea!

by benbagheri on

I hope the food tastes as good as the concept looks in pictures! I wish you all the best. If I'm ever in Pittsburgh, I will stop by!

maziar 58

thanks foaad

by maziar 58 on

Beautiful Idea.

wish them Best of lucks.

with the today the june 5th events I cann't even get flight that quick .            Maziar