Tag: Culinary

Couple investing culinary, business talents in Grove City’s MrSouthernflava

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Growing up in Canton, Mississippi, Neal Newsome developed a passion for Southern cooking at an early age. 

“It’s part of the culture down there,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for families to have a barbecue every weekend.” 

Now, in partnership with his wife, Renee Glover, Newsome is bringing the flavor of the South to central Ohio. 

The couple opened MrSouthernflava on Sept. 16 at 4068 Broadway in Grove City’s Town Center.  

The restaurant offers barbecue-smoked meats, po’ boy sandwiches (a traditional item from Louisiana), burgers, side dishes and banana pudding for curbside carryout, delivery and catering. 

“Neal is the pit master,” Glover said. “Everything we do is homemade, and all the spices and barbecue sauces are homemade by him.” 

The rubs and sauces used are based on family recipes, Newsome said. 

“Our grandmother would teach us the art of cooking,” he said of his family.

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Black Restaurant Week & Pepsi Hit The Road to Celebrate Black Culinary Tastemakers | News

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Foodies can raise their forks to events showcasing African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine as Black Restaurant Week embarks on a local market tour this fall with Pepsi as its first-ever national title sponsor since its founding in 2016. Through diverse menu selections and virtual events, Black Restaurant Week spotlights restaurateurs, bakers, chefs, caterers, food trucks and more to celebrate inspired flavors and generate social and economic support for the Black culinary community.

Black Restaurant Week champions culinary tastemakers across the nation through a combination of enticing consumer offerings – including local events, prix fixe menus highlighting unique cultural fare and pop-up dinners – along with industry engagement designed to boost business owners, like interactive learning opportunities and resource sharing. As the first national title sponsor, Pepsi kicked off its collaboration with Black Restaurant Week in Greater Washington D.C. where the campaign is underway

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