On a recent Saturday, Chef Ryan Santos of Please, a mobile dining pop-up, uses pages from old copies of CityBeat
to light a fire. Santos moves quietly and
efficiently between trays of colorful but gnarled carrots, turning them
gently over the brick-lined grates as the afternoon warms.
With all the movements to instill a local and/or regional
focus on our consumer urges counter-balanced by the narrowing of our
reach, thanks to technology, what is the difference between local and global? What would 19th century hipsters think of the accessibility present in today’s world?