Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills 

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.   Five separate establishments gave...

Grill, Eat, Chill, Repeat

    By AFRO Staff To turn a midweek dinner into something special, try cooking easy pork tenderloin on the grill. To produce beautifully browned pork with a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we started with a...

Teen and Celebrity Chefs Share Food, Military Bond

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When aspiring chef Shamon Hill joined forces with celebrity chef Chris Clime to make a gourmet smoked salmon dish consumed by some of the nation’s top military brass,...

Famed New Orleans Chef Who Fed Civil Rights Leaders Dies

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase always had problems when customers asked if she served "soul food." Well, that would depend on where your soul was,...

Northeast Eats Draws Black Businesses

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Northeast Eats, a tasting that’ll amplify food and drink companies in the Northeast quadrant of the District on June 1, has booked eight Black-owned businesses this year, and...

Lidl Grocery Comes to Ward 7

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO It looks like Ward 7 will get a another grocery option as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to bring Lidl Grocery to the Skyland Town Center. “Lidl is a...

Brown Infuses Culture at ‘Nancy by SNAC’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Business Name: Nancy by SNAC Owners: Kevin Brown and Bill Maughlin What: Nancy by SNAC (Station North Arts Cafe), is the second eatery (their first restaurant SNAC opened in 2005) by partners...

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO “We talk about people who owned land, but we often ignored those who worked the land,” Monica M. White, Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Papa John’s Scores Shaq to Help Revive its Image

By Joseph Pisani and Gary Gerard Hamilton, The Associated Press Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said March 22 that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials...

Capital City Mambo Sauce Partners with Papa Johns to Add D.C. Flare

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial denunciation of mambo sauce as a D.C. staple last November, most Washingtonians laud the flavor as a true District flavor that adds pizzazz to...

Teens Cater Good Eats Via Singing Telegram

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO At a time when women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing start-ups in the country, a pair of talented, energetic, and entrepreneurial minded teenagers have found a niche within...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

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