Commending the Conceptual Design of Chef Cedric Vongerichten’s Wayan

The ethos of the restaurant's cocktails and cuisine weave into a Rockwell Group-designed space that we can't wait to revisit

In early February, chef Cedric Vongerichten’s NYC hotspot Wayan hosted an extravaganza for its first anniversary—a milestone that oftentimes ushers in one of the most challenging times for restaurant, after the allure of “brand newness” fizzles out and strength of reputation and seasonal menu changes act as traffic drivers. Wayan easily weathered the transition as many sought out its delectable Indonesian cuisine, prepared with French flair, …

Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Los Angeles

Helmed by their LA editorial assistant Kat Hong who tapped resources including Black Book LA and EatOkra, restaurant-centric website The Infatuation published a list of Black-owned eateries in and around Los Angeles. From Anaheim to Crenshaw, from DTLA to Long Beach, there are hundreds of quality spots included, and the editorial staff is continuing to update and add locations. You can send them suggestions or …

Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Chronicle, with assistance from the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Business, has compiled a searchable directory of Black-owned restaurants in the region—making it even easier to support those businesses. Included are details like whether or not they offer takeout or delivery, how to order without relying on third-party delivery services, and what types of dishes and drinks are on the menu. …