Kwame Onwuachi & Bryan Furman Selected For Food & Wine’s 2019 Class of Best New Chefs

Being recognized on this list has historically been a launch pad to recognition and business success for many chefs. Past recipients included famous chefs like David Chang and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef Fame. This year Food & Wine selected two established black culinary superstars who have been excelling for years in two different shades of our culinary foodways. Congratulations...

Looking For A Black-Owned Restaurant in Chicago or Atlanta? Check Out This New Directory- Black People Eats

Instagram is definitely the best stop if you want you want to gander at food and drink on social media. Because of this, tons of accounts have popped up for this purpose. Earlier this month we highlighted one such account in the Beered Black Man. Jeremy Joyce’s Black People Eats served the same purpose of highlighting eateries throughout the...

Shaq’s New Spot Brings Taste of South to LA

Between commercials for relief cream and auto insurance and being a beloved TV sports analyst, former NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal stays busy. With that list of accomplishments—and others not mentioned—it makes you think “What else will Shaq do?” Earlier this year, Shaq opened Shaquille’s in Los Angeles, an establishment that brings Southern...

2019 James Beard Awards Black Nominees (The Oscars of the Culinary World)

Last week the James Beard Foundation announced their 2019 slate of finalists recognizing outstanding achievement by chefs, restaurants, journalists and authors. Not familiar with the Beard Awards? Think of them as the culinary Oscars. Below find a list of black nominees for this year. Note: If we missed somebody please reach out here.   2019 James Beard Foundation Book Awards American Between Harlem and...

“The Green Book App” EatOkra Connects Customers to Black-Owned Restaurants Across the Diaspora

EatOkra is an innovative smartphone application that connects consumers with over 800 Black-owned restaurants in the United States. Co-Founder and Developer of EatOkra, Anthony Edwards Jr., released his app in response to a technology gap where he and his fiancé would find themselves directed to the same food spaces online and to preserve Black fellowship after racial profiling of Black...

P.R.E.A.M (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me) HBCU Grads Expand Pizza Chain in South

When you think pizza, you might think the big chains or cities like New York, Chicago, or Detroit. Yeah, Detroit where a few chains were formed. You might not think “Man, Nashville has some great pizza.” No, Nashville is ribs and chicken but now you can add pizza to that thanks to Slim & Husky’s PizzaBeeria. Pizza Rules Everything Around...

He Owns 12 McDonald’s Franchises In Wisconsin. Here’s How He Uses Them To Help The Community

Originally published in Black Enterprise. Republished with their permission. Growing up, if you had told Robert Pyles, one of nine children raised by a single mother in a small town outside of Anniston, Alabama, that he would own multiple McDonald’s locations, he probably would have chuckled. While he knew service was his calling, restaurant ownership wasn’t at the top of...

The Block is Hot: 10 Black-Owned Ice Cream Shops to Visit During the Summer Heat

Taharka Brothers Ice Cream | Baltimore, Maryland Founded in 2010, this Baltimore based company serves small-batch ice-cream flavors — vanilla and chocolate as well as some nontraditional flavors such as olive oil & sea salt, Honey Graham and cardamom. You can find Taharka Brothers ice cream in several locations across Baltimore. For more information on specific locations check out...

Black and Mobile Delivers the Culture As Philly’s First Black Restaurant Delivery Service

Meet Aaron and David Cabello, Nigeria-born, Philly-based twins who started the Black-owned and operated delivery service, Black and Mobile. These two kicked off their business after noticing a lack of Black delivery services in Philadelphia, a city with a Black majority population of over 40-percent. It only seemed reasonable to start a delivery service that connects Black restaurants and eateries...