Politics is on the Menu at Hell’s Backbone Grill


Restaurant owners are making headlines as they navigate the turbulent waters between business and politics: How to handle protesting customers? To serve or not serve Trump’s loyalists? Should professionals publicize their personal views?

But for two women restaurateurs in a rural Utah town, the road to activism didn’t require a second thought.

"... there’s nothing that’s not political. The food you eat is political, the free agency you have over your bodies is political, the ground you stand on is political. So what’s the point of being apolitical when everything that matters is under threat?"

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Order This Immeasurable Place: Food and Farming from the Edge of Wilderness

The traveler’s-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his entire life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.” –Aldous Huxley