When A Restaurant Offers Brilliant Food, But Discriminatory Service

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[Editor's Note: No matter how good a restaurant's food may be, service is always an important part of the experience. While bad service can make a meal much less pleasant, what happens when one is treated unequally due to one's race, ethnicity, or nationality? This restaurant-goer in Dubai tells the story of an experience (at a restaurant she has left unidentified to protect herself from libel laws in the United Arab Emirates) where the food was sublime, but the service? Far from it. --Genie]

Would you overlook the racist hand that serves you brilliant food?

I thought I'd give it at least a day before slamming the keys on this blogpost, but two hours later, I still feel so violated that I had to write it out. You will only see this post days after I've written it—I have to give myself some leeway in case my stance softens and I decide not to publish this post. But a week down the line, if you're reading this post, then you know my stance is the same. And if I'm harsh, then so be it. Because I truly believe that racist restaurants should not be forgiven even if they put out earth-shatteringly good food.

Iraqi Food in Dubai

Image Credit: I Live In A Frying Pan, used by permission.

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