Restaurateur and chef Marcus Samuelsson continues to serve up plates of love

World-renowned award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality Marcus Samuelsson is always chasing flavors. From very meager beginnings of literally being born in a hut, inside a very small village in Ethiopia, Africa, Samuelsson’s life trajectory has been on an upward trend for the majority of his life. After his birth mother died, Samuelsson was […]

Author and restaurateur Gee Smalls explores race and sexuality in new book

Gregory “Gee” Smalls is an author, restaurateur and co-creator of “The Gentlemen’s Ball,” an annual black-tie fundraising gala that celebrates Black LGBTQ people. Along with his husband Juan, Smalls owns and operates Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar, a restaurant in College Park, Georgia. They are known for serving up cultural cuisine and popular menu items […]

Chicago’s Keisha Rucker explains how the community helps her business thrive

Keisha Rucker, co-owner of The Soul Shack restaurant in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, is weathering the storm of COVID-19. Rucker recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her business. Known as “Mz. Hyde Park,” Rucker is a staple in the community and continues to thrive. Rolling out spoke with Rucker about her food, […]