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Kevin Wang, age 36 and owner of the Jade Palace restaurant, takes a customer's order on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 

A look at immigration through Chapel Hill's Chinese restaurants

David Yu, owner of Gourtmet Kingdom, and Kevin Wang, owner of Jade Palace, share their experiences of working in the restaurant industry as Chinese immigrants. They remember what it felt like to work when they first moved here, and they also recall the ongoing tension between balancing authenticity in the cuisine they provide to customers. Wang said he knew his choices were limited as a first-generation immigrant. “What else can I do? What else can we do?” he said. “People like me don’t have enough certificates of education. We can only work in Chinese restaurants. But it’s not bad, someone will have to do these jobs.”


DTH Photo Illustration. Chapel Hill bars and restaurants are combatting underage drinking by using measures such as thorough ID checks and BARS training for the identification of fake IDs.

How bars and restaurants on Franklin are trying to prevent underage drinking

Being in college isn't an excuse to drink underaged. Bar and restaurant owners in Chapel Hill are taking an extra step in preventing illegal alcohol consumption off-campus.  Fake ID training and routine checks are some of the ways that law enforcement and alcohol vendors work to prevent underage patrons from being served alcohol. But the mentality surrounding drinking is one that too casually permits the behavioral processes that lead students to drink in the first place.