# Black owned
Hundreds of Black business owners gather in Dallas during Juneteenth weekend for the Afro Soca Love Marketplace event
Dallas hosts Black business owners at Afro Soca LoveJalyn Smoot/NewsBreak. Just one day before Juneteenth, Dallas became the latest city to host the Afro Soca Love tour, one of the biggest Black-owned marketplaces and conventions in the nation.
Infusion Crab: Let’s Go Get Some Dinner
Let’s go get some dinner at Infusion Crab!
ATL Seafood Bags: An Atlanta, Louisiana Mixture
ATL Seafood Bags is serving up a scrumptious mixture of Atlanta and Louisiana flavors. You can find them on Fridays at Atlantucky Brewing from 3 pm until 9 pm. The owner and chef is from Atlanta and puts her spin on recipes passed down from her grandmother, a New Orleans native! The menu has quite a range and has everything from seafood boils and egg rolls to Po Boys and Southern-fried baskets. There is surely an option for every taste. Below is what I tried at ATL Seafood Bags:
Skitors Boiling Pots: Let’s go get some authentic New Orleans style boiled seafood
Skitor's Boiling Pots is serving up authentic, New Orleans Style Boiled Seafood right in Atlanta.
Whatcha Cookin Baby: REAL New Orleans food in Atlanta
Get a taste of gumbo, fried platters , Po’ Boys, dirty rice & much more from Chef Jada and Chef Branden Fridays through Sunday 1pm until old out @ 505 Jones Ave.
Forks and Flavors Refreshes for Spring at Influencer, Blogger, and Media Event
I attended the Forks and Flavors Influencer, Blogger, and Media Event in which I sampled their new Spring menu curated by Chef David. We also sampled craft cocktails by Co-owner and husband Darnell and awesome Black-Owned alcohol brands. This event was particularly exciting because Forks and Flavors was featured on Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" alongside Chef Irvine. I highly recommend Forks and Flavors for date night, birthday celebrations, brunch on the weekends, and supporting a local Black-Owned business. Also an awesome place to treat Dad on Father's Day. The bar consists of more than eighty percent of Black-owned alcohol brands - great for expanding your palate. Forks and Flavors also has a great, local partnership with KSU providing employment opportunities and experiences.
Come with me to Forks and Flavors Influencer Event
I sampled their new Spring menu curated by Chef David. We also sampled craft cocktails by Co-owner and husband Darnell and awesome Black-Owned alcohol brands.
New natural skin care store opens in Downtown Baltimore
NKVSKIN held its grand opening on Wednesday, June 1, at 113 N. Charles St. It offers a full line of skin care products and services for women and men. The business is owned and operated by Nikia Vaughan, one of the recipients of the inaugural BOOST (Black Owned and Operated Storefront Tenancy).
Crispy, Spicy, and Double Stacked: Visit this Black-Owned, Fried Chicken Sandwich Spot in Burke, VA
OG Nashville (top) and The Club (bottom) SandwichesPhoto Courtesy of Shanelle Highsmith. Fried chicken sandwiches are the rave, and even more so since the Popeyes uproar. You can find new spots cooking up these spicy handhelds continuously emerging in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) region, but they are mostly found in more urban neighborhoods and cities. However, Roaming Roosters has taken the leap and ventured into the suburbs, including the suburb of Burke, VA. They opened the doors to their brick and mortar in Burke, VA in April 2022.
RODO a new West-African grill in Bedstuy, Brooklyn
Rodo is a new West-African grill in Bedford Stuyvesant offering West African Street food. Such a cute spot with outside seating. Open Fri-Sunday from 12pm-10pm 420 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
6 Must Try Restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida
I have tried so many great places in Jacksonville, Florida but here are 6 places you must try if you are in the Jacksonville area. All of these restaurants are black owned.!
Two Black Women Owned Food Trucks to Try!
When it comes to Food Trucks, Jacksonville has some of the best in any city. Here are two food trucks owned by black women that you should put on your list. Allow me to introduce Gree Tree Cuisine and Sincere Saints Burgers and Fries. Gree Tree Cuisine is Haitian Cuisine that is simply delicious and Sincere Saints has some of the best shakes you can ever find. Let me know if you check out!
This Soul food and Jamaican restaurant in Atlanta is a must try!
Natty's is located at 680 Powder Springs St SW #108, Marietta, GA 30064.
Check out this restaurant in Atlanta for great seafood and drinks!
Sea Salt Seafood Lounge is located at 1044 Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.
Check out this dope restaurant for brunch in Atlanta!
Southern Queenz is located at 1648 Memorial Dr SE D, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Cologne Line Launched in the name of Love
Recently, Brenda Johnson, the wife of Paul Johnson announced on Facebook that he had launched his own cologne fragrance named CODE 78. In the post, she mentioned that the success of this brand and fragrance didn't happen overnight. With the uphill battle of costly finances, increased stress, & the possibility of hearing a various number of "no's," the final launch of this line was worth the wait.
I visited the Carolina’s first black owned art gallery
This weekend I was invited out to the private launch of The Ebony Experience art Gallery & event space. Featured inside the gallery are over 20 creative artists representing the cultural explosion of black art . Be sure to check out the essential store stocked with black owned creatives products. Opens to public April 9th at 6pm Get your tickets at the link below : 👇🏽👇🏽 <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ebony-wine-experience-tickets-307906014177?aff=efbnebThank">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ebony-wine-experience-tickets-307906014177?aff=efbnebThank</a>
An inclusive and aspirational clean beauty brand
“It really feels steeped in this embrace of Black women, of Black people, and that intentionality that this makeup was created for you and with you in mind, at the very forefront." — Diarrha N'Diaye-Mbaye, Founder and CEO of Ami Colé
The Philly Four: City offering $100 gift cards to get fully vaccinated
Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.
DC Black-Owned Restaurants You Should Know
Washington, D.C. is known for its monuments and museums, but it is also rich in charm, culture, and Black excellence. You are sure to find a flavorful restaurant in this city, which has one of the most diversified cuisines in the country. Here are 3 DC black-owned restaurants you should know about.