Hand-pulling noodles is a coveted culinary craft that takes years to learn and even longer to master. The chefs are part athlete, part artist, and restaurants like Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill need immigrants to make their business model work.

Tony Mao makes noodles at Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food writer and restaurant critic Melissa McCart found that Trump administration restrictions to the H-1B visa program have made it much harder to employ hand-pullers. She’s joined by immigration attorney Ellen Freeman to talk about both the series, which was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, as well the broader issues facing would-be visa recipients in Pittsburgh.

Original Source By MEGAN HARRIS & KILEY KOSCINSKI  NOV 21, 2018 | The Confluence