The Battleground is led by an amazing team of people.
Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner and designer of the space, Chef Dudley Nieto, practitioner of authentic Mexican cuisine, and Kirk Noden, the architect of the DYV social justice beer project.
Rosi Peruyero Noden
Owner, Space Designer
Rosi, born in Papantla Mexico, brings her culture and passion for genuine Mexican food, along with a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture and climate justice, to this project. Rosi has both restaurant experience and business experience . She owns and runs Brocade Upholstery, a popular and growing local upholstery shop. All the benches and seating at The Battleground were custom built from scratch by Rosi’s team.
Our food is authentic Mexican cuisine developed by Chicago Chef Dudley Nieto, who has opened nearly a dozen restaurants in Chicago, New York, and Indiana. He is nationally known, recognized for his exceptional talent, and he was featured in the PBS documentary about Mexican food titled Food for the Ancestors which explores the cultural traditions of the Mexican Days of the Dead celebration.
Founder DYV Beer Project
Kirk, a veteran community organizer, started DYV-- Drink Your Values-- a social justice beer project. In the last 22 years, Kirk has successfully built community organizations in Chicago, Birmingham England, and across Ohio. These organizations have worked on numerous issues to improve education, end gun violence, secure fair and affordable housing, and raise the wages of retail workers.