Gaylord News

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

William Soule

April 3, 2017

Born in Iran, Hassan Daneshmand came to America with his younger brother in May of 1977 at the prompting of his parents to avoid being drafted into the Iranian army. With Iran on the verge of war with Iraq, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be with his two older brothers. “We didn’t know any En...

Fort Worth’s Noodles and Boba Tea

Jack Moran

April 1, 2017

Holly Pham has been opening the doors of Noodles at Boba Tea House at 10:30 a.m. nearly every day for the past 10 years to serve Fort Worth the food that has been a part of her family for generations. Pham, a former Immigrant of the Vietnam War, opened the Boba Tea House in February of 2007 with h...

Taiwanese Shop Owner Gets a Second Chance

The Cafe Oasis menu sits on the counter in front of the register.

Amina Switzer

March 31, 2017

The American dream doesn’t always work out perfectly on the first try. An Oklahoma City restaurant owner learned this the hard way; after immigrating to the United States, she took her lifelong love of poker too far and lost everything. PeiDi Tao came to the U.S. from Taiwan at 20 years old after...

Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.