Barbados Chefs are Cooking Amazing Bajan Cuisine

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 […]

Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine

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 […]

ESSENCE Eats: The New York Fashion Week Edition

THESE GIFTED BLACK CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS ARE LEAVING THEIR IMPRINT ON THE FOOD SCENE. WELCOME TO THE NEW WAVE OF GRUBBING IN NEW YORK CITY.  (To read this article in its entirety, go to: https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/essence-eats-the-new-york-fashion-week-edition/#462900 or click this link)

New Orleans: Dig into Soul/Creole Cooking & Haute Soul/Korean Cuisine

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 […]

Artists Wow the Crowds at the 2019 Capital Jazz Festival

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 […]

New Orleans: Dining & Touring Around 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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 […]

2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun.   Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington […]