Thursday, July 9, 2020

Food & Dining

by Lucy Shaw, Special to The New Tri-State Defender It is such a pleasure to be writing for The New Tri-State Defender again.  I have been away for a while, but I have certainly been busy finding new ways to...
What began as a motley few dressed in African garb walking to the beat of an African drum has grown 33 years later to an international, culturally-diverse festival that attracts thousands of revelers each year at Robert Church Park...
By JOSEPH PISANI and GARY GERARD HAMILTON The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and...
  by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Tucked on the backside of Black Restaurant Week, the Soulful Food Truck Festival generated positive vibes that had attendees going in and out of Clayborn Temple in pursuit of mulitiple options...
It’s the fourth time around for Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the menu –a week of soul-satisfying dining experiences – is well known to many. And for those just getting up to speed on the local foodie’s paradise week, well,...
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people...
A local Whitehaven McDonald’s kicked off the Holiday season with a little breakfast and a lot of laughter, courtesy of movie and TV sitcom star Marlon Wayans. “You know, I’m just really happy to be here,” said Wayans, on hand...
“The WKND Experience is unapologetically our own. We don’t pattern ourselves after anyone. So expect to have a great time with great people. Expect great service and a great product. Expect an atmosphere that makes you want to return.” Take...
By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News For the gift-buying season, Memphis has an abundance of local, Black-owned businesses where shoppers can search for the perfect gifts. In 2018, Memphis topped or ranked high on multiple lists as one of the best...
In New Orleans’ creole and Cajun culture, there’s a word called “lagniappe.” Pronounced “lan-yap,” it’s one of those regional words that can be difficult to translate, but it loosely refers to a “little something extra” you might receive at...