I may not understand, but I stand with you. I’ve been trying to come up with the words to describe everything that’s happening around our country right now and I’ve been at odds on how to approach it. As I enjoyed a wonderful weekend with my friend, I couldn’t help but think about everything going on right now.
My heart hurts for George Floyd and his family and this is something that never should have happened. I cannot imagine the pain that they are going through. It is sad that racism is still prevalent in our society today. I’m trying to educate myself on everything but I still have so much to learn. I hope justice prevails in this situation, however, there is still so much that needs to be done. We need to unite together and all be on the same team.
I want to help and educate myself not only to do better, but I want to be better. One of the ways I know how is not only supporting whats going on throughout the country, but I also want to support right here where I live. Here are some locally black-owned restaurants that could use our support now more than ever.
Address: 719 Good Homes Rd. Orlando, FL 32818
Seana’s is a Caribbean Soul Food restaurant that opened January 10, 2020.
Address: 609 Irvington Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Chicken Fire specializes in making Nashville-style Soulful Hot Chicken. Food is treated as a bridge between cultures – a way to communicate love and creativity.
Address: 6406 N Orange Blossom Trl Orlando, Florida 32810
Taste of Jamaica specializes in Jamaician dishes.
Address: 247 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806
Sister Honey’s is an award winning artisan baked goods shop. Orders can only be made in person or over the phone during business hours.
Address: 2107 EAST SEMORAN BLVD,
Apopka, FL 32703
Something Fishy specializes in fresh classic seafood dishes inspired by owner Chef Terry. “Fine Food, Casual Dinning!”
Address: 6700 Conroy Rd #120 Orlando, Florida 32835
Count on wonderful food, a great time and excellent service.
Every guest of Justins Caribbean Fusion Restaurant is sure to find
something to satisfy their palate.
Address: 4334 Columbia St Orlando, Florida 32811
According to Yelp, the ribs are amazing. Cash only, no debit cards.
Address: 325 W Kennedy Blvd Orlando, Florida
Molene George is the creator behind Mad Crab and is passionate about making delicious, high-quality seafood available and affordable to everyone.
Address: 5320 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, Florida 32810
Oley’s Restaurant, catering & Events is Orlando’s premiere, popular, highly-rated, family-style dining restaurant specializing in bar-b-que, Caribbean and American flare.
With two locations, Oley’s is an award-winning restaurant and catering company. Whether you select the fall-off-the-one BBQ Feast, the gourmet Oley’s Ultimate Burger, the authentic Shrimp and Grits, you will surely have a feast of your senses. With two locations to serve Central Florida, restaurateurs Karl and Clover Brown have a true passion to create unique and authentic one-of-a-kind entrees.
Address: 4898 S Kirkman Rd. Orlando, Florida 32811
Garlic seafood at its best, family owned and operated.
Address: 2202 w pine st Orlando, Florida 32805
Jesse’s Rib Shack was founded by the late Jesse Jackson in 1987. Jesse’s inspiration was to provide his customers with southern style Bar-B-Que with an authentic taste. Jesse’s homemade “Magic Sauce” has become a household name and adds to the signature taste of Jesse’s Rib Shacks’ chicken and ribs.
Address: 742 Carter St Orlando, Florida 32805
Nikki’s Place was established in 1999 and provides a true essence of Southern Cuisine with old school home cooking.
Address: 5494 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, Florida
“A blend of spice, a blaze of color, a burst of flavor” – see, smell and taste the true pageantry of Ethiopian Food at Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine.
Have you been to any of these restaurants or know of any great restaurants that I missed? Comment below!