Launched last fall and based in New York, Jarry magazine is a print publication that publishes twice each year. Recently, editor and co-founder Lukas Volger traveled west to moderate a panel discussion at the Bay Area’s Williams Sonoma flagship store in Union Square.
From a report by KQED contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen:
As a butch woman of color, [Juhu Beach Club head chef and co-owner Preeti] Mistry has experienced first-hand the stark contrast between how she and her wife, Juhu Beach Club co-owner Ann Nadeau, are treated in restaurants when they are and aren’t recognized. If she’s recognized from her stint on Top Chef and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknnown food and travel show, they get the industry hotshot treatment; if not, they’ve been ignored by bartenders and slighted by hostesses.
“When Alicia Garza, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, comes in, we treat her like a rock star,” Mistry said. Part of running her own restaurant is the freedom to speak out for causes and issues she and Nadeau feel strongly about, and to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of Oakland, where she and Nadeau work and live.
The other panelists were writer and former chef John Birdsall and photographer, blogger Nik Sharma. Read more about the event here.
Issue #2 cover via: jarry.com