new project in the bay area. absolutely worth checking out.
from their website:
WHAT IS OPEN?OPEN is a place to sit down and have a basic meal for a reasonable price but as it exists at the intersection of performance and everyday life, it turns an ordinary business proposition into a social sculpture. OPEN makes available all the physical elements and activities of an ordinary restaurant for artists along with cooks, servers, farmers, activists, community members and educators to develop creative projects that extend the vernacular of food to social, political, economical and environmental issues thus making visible the web of relationships that are brought together in and around a plate of food. OPEN, as a creative gathering of people and ideas, offers a stage on which to discuss, formulate and play out the issues involved in feeding ourselves and cultivating our communities.