When Guy Fieri Saved a Syrian Restaurant in Tennessee

Before Guy Fieri started saving restaurants hit by the pandemic, he saved a Syrian restaurant on the brink of collapse

Guy Fieri holding and pointing to a small plaque that says “Flavortown”.
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He grabbed Riyad’s shirt. “That tea,” he said, “is magic.”

From the book The Road From Raqqa: A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging by Jordan Ritter Conn. Copyright © 2020 by Jordan Ritter Conn. Published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Author of The Road From Raqqa: A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging. Staff Writer, The Ringer.

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