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2021 BKI grantee Bad & Bougee Foodz in Dallas serves soulful eats at the flavor intersection of East, West, North and South.

Bad & Bougee Foodz


Chef YeYe will meet you somewhere at the intersection of feel-good foods and soulful eats to create a dining experience hailing from all over the country. Bad & Bougee is where the flavors of the East and West collide, and where flavors of the North return to the South for something totally unique that Chef YeYe calls Artisan Soul Fusion Comfort Food.

BigTony's West Philly Cheesesteaks, a 2021 BKI grantee, brings rich and authentic Philly taste to the middle of Texas.

BigTony's West Philly Cheesesteaks


Big Tony's may not have been founded until 2013, but Anthony "Big Tony" Blaylock made his first Philly way back in 1970. From the rich and flavorful steak to the authentically Philly bread, this cheesestreak connoisseur has ensured that every bite at Big Tony's tastes like a bite of Philly...in Texas!

2021 BKI grantee Doe Belly in Forney, TX, is known for its catfish, shrimp, chicken tenders, and more.

Doe Belly's


Before opening their first brick-and-mortar operation in 2009, Doe Belly's made a name for itself selling their famous catfish, shrimp, and chicken tender baskets at events and festivals all over the south. The McCreas decided to give their business a more permanent home after receiving so much love, support, and encouragement from their local community.

2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grantee Xenia Roastary makes some of the best coffee out of Arlington, Texas.

Xenia Roastery


Xenia Roastery is making the best coffee in Texas in Tarrant County's first black owned-and-operated coffee roasting company. For head roaster and founder Justin McLaughlin, fare trade, single-source coffee isn't just business, it's a passion!