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Rolland and Kelvin sit down with Ryan Lama, the new owner of East Village Café. They discuss the history of the café and the remnants of the old print-house that resides within. Ryan shares his stories of what it takes to bring the ‘real east’ to the Monterey community, and the compromises he makes to retain Nepalese authenticity. The trio discusses cultural fusion done right through the context of oat-chai, a new hit from the East Village team. A smattering more is discussed, but for that, you’ll have to listen.

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Rolland Caulkins; Kelvin Chow

Interview with Ryan Lama (East Village Café)



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