Celebrating Black History Month – Los Angeles Black Businesses (Dinner Guide)

I Know, I know It’s Dinner!  

TOTALLY against my food rules, BUT…just this once.

(Upscale)

Pips on La Brea
1356 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles
323-954-7477

Post and Beam
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles
323-299-5599

Hal’s Bar & Grill
1349 Abbott Kinney, Los Angeles
310-396-3105

Xen Lounge
10628 Ventura Blvd., Studio City
818-505-3513

(Health/Vegan)

Azla Vegan
3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
213-745-7455

Simply Wholesome
4508 W. Slauson, Los Angeles
323-294-2144

Stuff I Eat
114 N. Market Street, Inglewood
310-671-0115

My Two Cents
5583 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
323-938-1012

(Cajun/Creole)

Bayou Grille
1400 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood
310-673-0824

Carribbean
10835 Venice Blvd
310-287-0668

Flavor Table Catering and Breakfast, The
2812 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles
323-751-6000

Harold & Bell’s
2920 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
323-735-9023

La Louisanne
5812 Overhill Dr., Los Angeles
323-293-5073

Les Sisters Southern Kitchen & BBQ
21818 Devonshire St., Chatsworth
818-998-0755

Little Belize
217 E Nutwood St, Inglewood
310-674-0696

My Two Cents
5583 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
323-938-1012

Simply D’ Licious Southern Creole Cuisine
4641 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles
562-326-6863

Uncle Darrow’s Creole Cajun Eatery
2560 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey
310-306-4862

(Seafood)

Shabazz Seafood Restaurant and Bakery
2618 W King Jr. Blvd, Los Angeles
323-730-1669

(BBQ)

Bludso’s Barbeque
811 S Long Beach Blvd, Compton.

609 N La Brea Ave, Hollywood
323-931-2583

 

Brother’s Bar-B-Que
7725 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
323-751-1050

D’s Original Take Out Grill
7873 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles
323-971-3663

JNJ BBQ and Burgers
5754 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles
323-933-7366

JR’s Barbeque
3055 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City
310-837-6838

Les Sisters Southern Kitchen & BBQ
21818 Devonshire St., Chatsworth
818-998-0755

Phillip’s BBQ
2619 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
323-731-4772

4307 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles
323-292-7613

1517 Centinela Ave., Inglewood
310-412-7135

Uncle Andre’s BBQ
11715 Moorpark St., Studio City
818-763-8414

Woody’s BBQ
3446 W. Slauson, Los Angeles
323-294-9443

(Soul food)

Adolph Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
202 E. Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles
310-671-3345

Aunt Rosa Lee’s Mississippi
2781 S Western Ave, Los Angeles
323-733-8586

Bertha’s Soul Food Café
1714 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
323-777-3373

Carolyn’s Kitchen
853 E. Manchester Ave, Los Angeles
323-585-1660

Chef Marilyn’s Soul Food Express
2638 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles
323-737-8101

Comfort LA
1110 E. 7th St., Los Angeles
213-537-0844

Delicious Southern Cuisine
4371 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
323-298-0445

Dirty South Soul Food
14100 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena
424-297-0761

Dulans Soul Food Kitchen
4859 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles
323-296-3034

3411 Westmount Ave, Los Angeles
323-296-7918

202 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood
310-671-3345

Flossie’s Southern Cuisine
3566 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrence
310-352-4037

Les Sisters Southern Kitchen & BBQ
21818 Devonshire St., Chatsworth
818-998-0755

M&M Soul Food
335 E Albertoni St., Carson
310-324-5317

10807 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood
310-412-0106

Ms. B’s M & M Soul Food
801 E. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood
310-412-2800

My Two Cents
5583 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
323-938-1012

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles
50006 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
323-934-4405

1514 N. Gower St. Los Angeles, CA
323-466-7453

621 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood
310-981-4141

R & R Soul Food
18427 Avalon Blvd., Carson
310-715-6716

(Jamaican)

Ackee Bamboo
4305 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles
323-295-7275

Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles
310-641-7572

(American)

Brooklyn Deli & Mini Mart
4308 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
347-981-8408

Buffalo Wild Wings
3939 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
323-596-4955

JNJ BBQ and Burgers
5754 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles
323-933-7366

MO Better Burgers
901 S La Brea Ave. #2, Los Angeles
310-737-8556

(Ethiopian)

Azla Vegan
3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
213-745-7455

Messob Ethiopian Restaurant
1041 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
323-938-8827

(Caribbean)

The Brownstone Bistro
5047 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
323-965-9400

(Mexican)

All Flavor No Grease (street vendor)
728 E. 108th St., Los Angeles
323-318-0409

(Brazilian)

Wood Spoon
107 W. 9th St. Los Angeles
213-629-1765

(African)

Nkechi African Cafe
2717 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
323-541-1265

Veronica’s Kitchen
528 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
310-673-4890

(Somalian)

Banadir Somalia Restaurant
137 W. Arbor Vitae, Unit C, Inglewood
310-419-9900

 

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Celebrating Black History Month – Los Angeles Black Businesses – Breakfast Guide

Offering an updated 2018 guide to (B.O.) Breakfast & Brunch spots throughout Los Angeles, CA.

Adassa’s Breakfast Cafe
4305 Degnan Blvd
 – Ste 103
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Cafe Buna
3105 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey
310-823-2430

Denny’s
3740 S. Crenshaw Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-298-5498

Flavor Table, The
2812 W. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-751-6000

Jack’s Family Kitchen
3965 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062
323-296-5215

Mama Joan’s Soul Food
5496 W Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-670-5900

M’Dears Bakery & Bistro
7717 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047
323-759-2020

M’Dears Bakery & Bistro
2450 Carson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
562-420-2400

M & M Soul Food
3300 West Manchester Boulevard (at 11th Ave)
(310) 673-5031

My Two Cents
5583 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-879-9881

Pips on Labrea
1356 S. Labrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-954-7477

Post & Bean
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
323-299-5599

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
106 West Manchester
Los Angeles CA 90003
(323) 752-6211

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
5006 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-4405

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
1514 North Gower Street (at Sunset)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7453

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
830 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 791-4890

Rusty Pot Cafe
324 S Market St.
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-412-5901

Serving Spoon, The
1403 Centinela Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
310-412-3927

Simply Wholesome (vegan options)
4508 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-2144

Sista Mary’s Soul Food
420 W Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204
818-396-5399

Stuff I Eat (vegan)
114 N. Market Street, Inglewood
310-671-0115

Tal’s Cafe
2701 W Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-751-9749

Watts Coffee House
1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 249-4343

And if you know of any that I did not list, please provide in the comments section below so I can update the list.  Please & Thanks and maybe, just maybe I’ll see you there 🙂

 

Breakfast near LAX

(Facebook repost & update)

Flying in or out of Los Angeles?  Well, the Eagle got me hip to this spot near the airport called The Coffee Company.  I tried their Waffle of which was fine, but soon learned about their french toast of which I had to try.  However, for some reason when we returned, I forgot to get the french toast and ordered the waffle <frustrated sigh>.  Every time I walk out of this place and look over to another persons plate I say to myself, “DAGGIT, I was suppose to try the french toast this time!”  And this is when (J) would say, “LOSER” and as I would say, “I SUCK”.

The Coffee Company serves breakfast, lunch and dinner just so you know.  A nice spot!  I absolutely love the hanging flower pots out front.  Reminds me of my mother.  A great spot to hit up when taking someone to or arriving from the airport and in need of some good food.  As always the customer service is great, food arrives quickly and the prices are reasonable.

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“OMG it’s them!”

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Breakfast in The Burgh!

Kelly O’s Diner is a (F.O.) diner offering two locations for breakfast and brunch.  This one in particular is located in the Strip District (downtown Pittsburgh) built around a great back story.

A widowed single mother who was a bartender and waitress for years.  Frustrated with her current situation, prayed for a change for her children and personal lifestyle.  After coming across a blessing to move forward, two locations later – this family business is running strong.

I enjoy hearing stories of faith, success and perseverance.

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(photo credit: Leslie)

Well, as always, I’m forever seeking out great places to break bread.  Kelly O’s was mentioned.  “Hmm what’s on their menu?” of course curious.  There’s everything from the breakfast basics such as pancakes to grilled items like steak and omelettes. Everyone seemed eager to eat, I’m lucky a photo was even captured.

The entire meal consisted of their Steak & Eggs with potatoes and texas toast, Cinnamon raisin french toast with sausage on the side.  Sometimes you just have to get it in…with no regrets.  And why should there be?  We all know why we’re here – to chow down!!!

I asked (L) what she thought, “Everything’s 💯% good.  Fast and friendly service and the food is great!”  And there you have it people.

 

Amenities (parking, location, seating, menu selections, etc) **
Customer Service (greeted, helpful, polite, checking-in, etc) ***
Cleanliness ***
Experience (themed, music, atmosphere, energy, etc) ***
Taste **
Price ***

To keep the food going, I’ll leave you with some steak & egg recipes.  Consider making some for dad!

 


RECIPE:

Molasses Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup course-grain dijon mustard (mustard with mustard grains in it)

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 (10 oz) boneless rib-eye steaks

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Create marinade by combining first three ingredients in bowl or large zip-lock bag
  • Add steaks and chill for 2 hours
  • Remove steaks, discard marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Grill covered over medium-high heat for 6 minuets on each side or when you believe it’s done.  I prefer mine well done so I’d grill a little longer.
    • You can consider grilling in the pan on top of stove as well.
    • I’d also consider adding green peppers and onions for additional flavor 🙂

Scrambled Eggs

4 eggs

2 tablespoons of milk

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Sprinkle of pepper to taste

1 teaspoon of butter

  • Warm the frying pan/skillet on medium heat, adding the teaspoon of butter
  • Once butter is melted, combine first four ingredients into the pan, slowly stirring to scramble the eggs.  Offer seconds of rest in between for the eggs to curdle
  • Once eggs have thickened, yet still moist, remove from heat and serve

HAPPY FATHERS DAY