Eddie Huang, Author, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir; Restaurateur & Owner, Baohaus, discusses racial identity in the new America with moderator Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor, The Atlantic.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Eddie and Evan Huang opened Baohaus on Christmas Eve 2009 on 137 Rivington St. in New York's Lower East Side. The original menu consisted of the Chairman Bao, Haus Bao, and Uncle Jesse along with Bao Fries, Boiled Peanuts and Taiwanese Sodas. With that minimal menu, a Dipset/Clipse/Ghostface heavy sound track, and dreams of elevating Gua Bao from Flushing to Front St, the brothers tore down every thing people knew about Taiwanese-Chinese food and rebuilt it from the ground up.