Seattle and Syria: New Restaurant, Old Roots

My friends Wassef and Racha Haroun are both from Syria, though they now live in Seattle. They were inspired to do something to breakdown stereotypes about their origin region; something that might build an accessible bridge between the different cultures, religions and geographies. And, so they opened restaurants, most recently mbar, a Seattle rooftop supper club with views to forever (and at least seven mostly Muslim countries,) and a menu that melts the world. We made a few tribute films, featuring some friends of mbar, including Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Check them out: