A note from Evan Kleiman: After 11 full weeks of being told to stay home, the killing of George Floyd stirred Los Angeles to come outside in great numbers to walk in solidarity. This week, I was moved to see the grace and compassion from restaurateurs whose restaurants experienced damage. Instead of being angry at the loss, they posted messages of solidarity for Black Lives Matter. Let’s say that again. Black Lives Matter. Property can be replaced, lives cannot. The only way to talk about food in such times is to acknowledge that food and food media are not free of overt or structural racism. Who am I, an older white woman to give you comfort? I feel like it is about time we owned our own discomfort, sat with it a while, and learned from it. It’s my job to speak, but all I want to do right now is listen.
Solidarity in Minneapolis, Black entrepreneurship, gospel fried chicken
From this Episode:
Louis Hunter: ‘Who is going to be the victim this time?’
Minneapolis-based restaurant owner Louis Hunter lost his cousin, Philando Castile, at the hands of a police officer. His death was live-streamed on Facebook by his...
13 min, 6 sec
Azla Vegan to Woody’s BBQ: Work down this list of black-owned restaurants
How do I help? It’s one of the main questions many are asking this week. Kat Hong — editorial assistant for The Infatuation — compiled a growing list of black-owned...
8 min, 29 sec
‘With tears on my pillow … I was determined to stay open,’ says Hotville Chicken’s owner
After two years of pop-ups, Kim Prince opened Hotville Chicken in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall in December. She had big goals for 2020, then along came coronavirus.
11 min, 49 sec