Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

DC Entrepreneur Returns to Bake in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “I want to be impactful in the food space, what does that look like,” April Richardson mused inside the kitchen of her new business: Baked in Baltimore. September 15...

White House Pastry Chefs Make National Mall in Gingerbread

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The traditional White House gingerbread house isn't exactly a house this year. It's a massive, sugary replica of the entire National Mall. The pastry creation — featured at Monday's...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

Young DC Natives Bring Fresh Take On a Timeless Business Venture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum...

D.C. Ranks among Top ‘Foodie’ Destinations

By AFRO Staff Just ahead of the first annual Black Restaurant Week, personal finance website WalletHub reported that Washington, D.C. ranks top in their 2018 Best Foodie Cities in America. Over the years, many have adopted...

Three Black-Owned Eateries Featured in Metro Washington Restaurant Week

Three Black-owned restaurants — Kith/Kin, Etete and The Park At Fourteenth — are serving up plenty of treats for the winter edition of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which ends Jan. 28. During restaurant week, participating...

Vegans Flock to D.C. Soul Food Eatery

While soul food is a popular staple in African American dishes, the food group, though tasty, has been associated with health issues prevalent in the Black community such as high blood pressure, heart disease,...

Black Chef Says, ‘This Industry Isn’t Easy For Folks Like Us’

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Jerome Grant, executive chef of Sweet Home Café, the popular restaurant inside the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, has some simple advice when it comes to...

Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

Black Owned Spirit and Wine Festival Returns to DC

By Lauren E. Williams,  Special to the AFRO Chanel Turner, a 34-year-old Prince George’s County resident, claims to own one of the best vodkas on shelves today. “My brand is FOU-DRÉ Vodka,” Turner said with a smile....

D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...
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