Richard Auffrey details the background behind the sign on Hudson Street for the China Pavilion, a restaurant that hasn't been open since 1990.
Scotch 'n Sirloin | Sahara Syrian Restaurant.
It is kind of hilarious that the Sahara Syrian restaurant is (presumably) named after the Sahara, a desert on the African continent and not in Syria, and is advertised with an image of a pyramid akin to those in Egypt.
There were also a lot of Armenians involved which is very interesting considering they are and were very much a minority in Syria.
… for cultural appropriation.
Now I know a little more. Thanks.
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