Street Eating Versus Eating at Street

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“The deeper hunger that’s driving the street-food trend—the desire to reach out and connect with a globalized world that we’re more aware of and reliant on than ever—is worth celebrating. But ultimately, that kind of craving will be satisfied only if places like Street inspire us to undertake the tricky work of actually engaging with other cultures—and not if they serve merely as safe, trendy substitutes for the real thing.”- Andrew Romano, in a Newsweek story that hit the stands yesterday, comparing real street food to Susan Feniger’s Street. [Newsweek]