Why Edouardo Jordan’s historic James Beard wins are even more impressive than you’re hearing

This past Monday, Chef Edouardo Jordan made history at the 2018 James Beard Awards after not only earning the accolade of Best Chef Northwest for his restaurant, Salare, but by becoming the first African American to win Best New Restaurant for his most recent establishment, JuneBaby.  Only five black chefs in history have received a … Continue reading Why Edouardo Jordan’s historic James Beard wins are even more impressive than you’re hearing

Is L.A.’s Caribbean food where it’s supposed to be?

Los Angeles County is home to approximately 32,000 Caribbean natives*. All things being relative, it’s not an impressive number. L.A. county’s foreign born population of 3.5 million is nearly two and a half times the next largest county’s – the notorious cultural mosaic of Miami-Dade County Florida.  Yet in terms of sheer volume, 23 U.S. … Continue reading Is L.A.’s Caribbean food where it’s supposed to be?