New Restaurant Plans to Open on Historic Spot in Baltimore

On the 1200 block of Greenmount Avenue, you will find a slew of rowhomes, people walking down the street and buses trailing down the road. Towards the end of the block, at 1234, you...

New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant, The Grub Factory, Opens in Baltimore

There aren’t many places in Baltimore where you can order a vegan cheesesteak, but now there’s one more. The Grub Factory, a Black-owned vegan restaurant, officially opened its doors on Sunday, May 14 at...

Baltimore Brothers’ Breakfast Featured at Watergate Hotel

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Two brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving...

Welcome to ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl Way’

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most popular and iconic eateries will have the block in front of it renamed in its honor. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation, "The...

Applebee’s Caught Serving Side of Racism?

The two Black women just wanted a meal. Instead they got falsely accused of dining and dashing at an Applebee’s in Independence, Mo. In a video that went viral, Alexis Brison and her friend are...

60 Years of Being More Than Just Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District shut down a portion of U Street in front of a nationally renowned restaurant while more than 500 residents, local celebrities, politicos, tourists and others danced...

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...

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...

Starbucks to Close Stores for an Afternoon for Bias Training

By The Associated Press Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two Black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores...

To Help DC’s Restaurant Workers, Save Our Tips

I can still hear my Jamaican mother’s voice, questioning why I, who’d graduated with a degree in social work, was instead making ends meet as a server at Bistro Bis. It was 20 years...

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,...

From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

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