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The Troubling Economics of Food Halls

What lies beneath the Instagrammable veneer of the food hall? In at least some cases, a perfect capitalistic machine

Photos by Tom O’Connor

Kendall Dix had a dream. Or, really, he had a nightmare, one familiar to any line cook: He woke at night, clammy, feeling the years slipping past, knowing that soon enough he’d be that sweaty old man still…



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Boyce Upholt

writer & explorer. how we shape place, how place shapes us: @TheAtlantic @newrepublic @TheLocalPalate @BitterSouth & more