4 Restaurants
In Cincinnati, 2021 BKI grantee Aunt Flora’s Cobbler Pie Co. honors the original Aunt Jemima through her legacy of recipes.

Aunt Flora's Cobbler Pie Co


Based in Cincinnati, OH, Aunt Flora's Cobbler Pie Co keeps alive the memory of Aunt Jemima – the real Aunt Jemima, whose name was Flora Saunders. All of their recipes are her originals, passed through the family from aunt to niece so that Aunt Flora's legacy can live on with every sweet bite.

Cincinnati's Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey is a 2021 BKI grantee serving family-inspired comfort food that’s culinary gold.

Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey


Boomtown is co-led by owner/executive chef Christian Gill, whose culinary inspiration comes as much from his desire to do things differently as it does from his earliest kitchen memories – cooking alongside his mother and grandmother. Boomtown makes comfort food and "delivers culinary gold."

In West Chester, Ohio, Julia’s Catering, a 2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grantee, serves up soul food and community.

Julia’s Catering

West Chester

Julia's is a catering company that specializes in soul food and community. In addition to creating memorable experiences for their clients, core to the business is community. Julia's regularly works with local food pantries to feed the hungry, and mentors students (as well as people of all ages) interested in foodservice careers.

2021 BKI grantee Mercantile in Fredericksburg, VA, serves up the kind of southern flavor food that makes memories.

Magnificent Morsels Catering


Magnificent Morsels specializes in using food as art, creating food experiences that are as delicious to eat as they are fun to look at.