Happy to say I was one of the contributors to Essence’s 50th Anniversary Issue. My Essence Eats column charted the history of some classic restaurants that were around when Essence began in 1970. It also highlighted new eateries that are breaking ground and continuing to support the African American community.
Need a break from the pandemic warfront? Yes I know we can’t travel anywhere, right now, but we can dream can’t we? Check out my article on three of the top emerging chefs in Barbados on Essence.com. Someday we’ll be able to run back to the Caribbean, and when we do these chefs will welcome you […]
Discover a vibrant international food scene in a city that’s home to 230 different nationalities. There are countless reasons to visit the very multicultural city of Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Movie lovers flock to the Toronto International Film Festival. Sightseers explore CN Tower. Tourists pedal around town on Toronto Bicycle Tours. Romantics head to Niagara Falls. And, history lovers follow in […]
With a restaurant scene that rivals the world’s best, finding a great place to eat and drink in the Big Easy during the Essence Music Festival, is well easy. Tanya Dubuclet and Lenora Chong, two enterprising chefs/restauranteurs, are serving some of the finest food in NOLA at restaurants they created. (To read this article in […]
The 27th Annual Capital Jazz Festival beckoned thousands of music lovers to the Merriweather Post Pavilion at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD. The outdoor venue features two stages: The Pavilion Stage, the main stage, is open-air but has a roof, which is indispensable when it rains, which it often does; The Symphony Woods Stage is completely […]
Plan a late April or early May vacation to New Orleans around the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and your opportunities for enriching yourself with NOLA’s wonderful culture grow exponentially. When you’re not at the Fair Grounds listening to your favorite artists, you get to explore the city. Concerts begin around 12pm and end by […]