Juneteenth is almost here.
The holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and celebrates Black culture, is held every year on June 19.
In anticipation of this year’s festivities, we’ve compiled a handful of exciting, recently-opened restaurants that are Black-owned.
The Columbus “Anime Chef” Jean Claude Ba’s Caribbean food concept Chef Hiro has seen several different homes, from food truck to pick-up kitchen, in recent years. On June 19, the eatery will open a brick and mortar restaurant, complete with anime murals and karaoke, located at 1297 Parsons Ave.
Creole 2 Geuax
Located in the recently-opened East Market, Creole 2 Geuax is offering a full slate of authentic New Orleans classics, bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Buckeye State. The East Market is located at 212 Kelton Ave.
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And speaking of authenticity, the new Gahanna restaurant Marlow’s Cheesesteaks is operated by a pair of Philadelphia natives, who are ordering their ingredients directly from The City of Brotherly Love. The eatery is located at 93 N. High St. in Gahanna.
LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
This new downtown restaurant isn’t only offering a Southern-inspired menu that features some of our favorite comfort foods dishes, it’s also home to a live music venue, so you can take in some music while you grab dinner or a drink. LaSalle’s is located at 30 S. Young St.
Kay’s Soul Food Kitchen
One of the many multicultural eateries located inside the recently-opened Saraga International Grocery is Kay’s Soul Food Kitchen, whose owner Kendra Talley—a longtime postal worker who decided to follow her dream of owning a restaurant—serves up a variety of Southern classics. The new Saraga International Grocery is located at 2800 S. Hamilton Rd.
Want to read more? Check out our print publication, (614) Magazine. Learn where you can find a free copy of our new June issue here!