Bomb Biscuit Restaurant
Bomb Biscuit started off doing pop-up dinners in the greater Atlanta area in 2016. But the success of their fried chicken biscuits, country ham, pimento cheese, and beignets carried them into a full-service brick-and-mortar restaurant in the heart of the city’s historic Old Fourth Ward. Within a few blocks of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bomb Biscuit hopes to continue the neighborhood’s tradition of being at the forefront of racial equity by bringing people together over delicious, soulful food.
Coming soon to Downtown Savannah, GA, Dottie’s Market will be a fast-casual restaurant and market that honors Dottie, the owner’s great-grandmother and family matriarch. The menu will evoke the comfort and nostalgia that can come only from a grandma’s cooking. Taking a page from Dottie’s love of food, family, and sharing, Dottie’s Market welcomes everyone, and no one leaves hungry.
Forks & Flavors
Forks & Flavors, located on the campus of Kennesaw State University, serves up modern infused cuisine, using special spices and sauces to create their unique dishes. They started out as a catering business but became a brick-and-mortar restaurant during the pandemic. And they have the largest selection of Black-owned liquor brands in the world.
Gilly Brew Bar
Gilly Brewing Co is not a coffee shop. In fact, its whole mission is to reimagine coffee culture and help others reimagine coffee culture, too. They use their “shop” as a microcosm of the world, experimenting with how they might disrupt norms and build stronger communities by embracing their two locations as genuine ways to revitalize and reinvest in their communities. Situated in Stone Mountain, GA, and recently dubbed Georgia’s best coffee spot, this is one experience not to be missed.
Gladys’ started in Americus, Georgia, in 1994, out of a convenience store where they’d serve community members a hot homemade meal during their lunch breaks. They quickly outgrew their location and expanded into a stand-alone restaurant two years later. When they hit hard times during the pandemic, they were one of the first in their area to pivot to a drive-thru option, making sure to continue to provide for their community – a table and a meal that bring people together, they believe, is what every family needs.
Local Green Atlanta
Founded in 2018 and built around the goals of expanding access to fresh food and improving health outcomes within Atlanta’s underserved neighborhoods, Local Green is redefining what it means to eat well, bringing a twist to “traditional” vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes. They recently opened a location in Orlando to become Walt Disney World Resort’s first Black-owned food truck.
Mr. Everything Super Deli
If you know anything about Atlanta, you know about Mr. Everything. They've got it all – gyros, burgers, their famous rice bowls – everything. Founded in 1993, this institution has been a word-of-mouth kind of place ever since. They don't need to advertise because their food, those aromas, the atmosphere, and the customers do all the talking.
Portrait Coffee is an award-winning, Atlanta-based coffee roaster and café. Black-owned, with a strong storytelling throughline, their goal is to change the portrait of what comes to mind when one thinks of specialty coffee. In a few years, when you think of Blue Bottle, or Stumptown, or La Colombe, they want you to think of Portrait, too.
Receptions for You
Receptions For You is a catering and event-planning company based in Thomasville, Georgia. This family-run business has been bringing their clients’ dream events to life for nearly 50 years. They’re also dedicated to providing for their community in other ways, employing high-schoolers and funding scholarships for college students through their associated Arrington Foundation.
The Consulate Restaurant
Located in Atlanta, The Consulate is an upscale restaurant and cocktail bar that features a rotating focus on international cuisine. Their innovative menu changes every 90 days, when a lucky guest is selected to spin the globe and drop their finger on it, and the country it lands on serves as the inspiration for the cuisine and specialty cocktails for the next 90 days.
The Famous Shabazz Seafood Restaurant
What began out of the back of a Ford Cargo Wagon at a festival in Pittsview, Alabama, is now one of Savannah’s most popular seafood restaurants. Since 1989, they’ve been serving millions of customers their signature dishes like the Fish Supreme Sandwich Combo and the Shabazz Seafood Platter washed down with some Malika Shabazz Juice.
Tricks Barbecue family-owned restaurant has been specializing in large catering orders and BBQ takeout in Savannah and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Everything is cooked fresh daily and the hours are until they run out. And they always do. You will never eat leftovers from Tricks Barbecue.
Woofs Sports Bar
Since 2002, Woofs Sports Bar in Atlanta has been one of the nation’s leading full-service sports bars serving the LGBTQ community. While serving up delicious spins on classic pub dishes, they also sponsor several local gay sports teams and organizations and also support a variety of nonprofit organizations and programs.