When you step up into Dolan Uyghur Restaurant in Washington D.C., you're greeted with an iconic piece of Uyghur art: Muqam by Ghazi Ahmet. This painting is an integral part of Uyghur culture and can be found throughout Uyghur homes, restaurants, and establishments.
By Jackson Lanzer at The GW Hatchet: Just a few steps away from the Cleveland Park Metro stop sits Dolan Uyghur Restaurant, a gateway to Uyghur culture, history, and cuisine.
Founder Hamid Kerim is bringing the most delicious meals to Washington D.C. and Chantilly VA
Why Dolan Uyghur opted to stay open amid the lockdown: The writer Mayukh Sen focusing on how immigrant-owned restaurants across America are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Restaurants are often a benign starting point to learning about different cultures. But food, drinks and hospitality can be used to educate people about the loss of one’s culture too.
For many who walk through the doors of Dolan Uyghur in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the restaurant is a learning experience — through food on the tables, art on the walls, and conversations with the owner.