Food for thought: Hangin' with Harangua and finding good local food
from the Metro Times:
Food for thought
Hangin' with Harangua and finding good local food
By Larry Gabriel
Published: February 6, 2013
I met Mulenga Harangua on the corner of Cass and Forest in Detroit last Friday evening. He’d told me to meet him there so we could go to dinner. I figured we’d be dining at the Cass Cafe as we’ve enjoyed a few evenings there. He was waiting for me, with his bicycle, when I arrived.
“Man, it’s cold as heck out here. How can you be riding that bicycle?”
“It’ll be warm when we get inside,” Mulenga said with Buddhist matter-of-factness. He started walking toward the parking lot next to the Cass Corridor Commons building.
“Do you ever think about getting a car?”
“Man, I can pretty much live for a year on what it costs to drive a car around,” Mulenga said as he cut across the parking lot.
“We’re going to have dinner right here. It’s Food Justice Friday. The first Friday of every month, the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and the People’s Kitchen Detroit sponsor a meal here. It’s open to the public and you pay whatever you want between $5 and $15.” Mulenga chained his bicycle to the ramp leading up to the entrance and we went in. ...................(more)