Chefs and Restaurants

Chef Danny Espinoza Talks About Using Food to Combat a Message of Hate

Liz Grossman

On June 5, as protests over the murder of George Floyd took place around the country, the owner of Chicago’s Nini’s Deli posted a racist, homophobic, anti-Black Lives Matter rant on social media. There was plenty of outrage, but Chicago chef Danny Espinoza says he sympathized most with the kids in the neighborhood. “I remember feeling disappointment for the community, because like them, I used to support Nini’s,” he says of...