D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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