Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Washington, DC

DC-based food advocate Anela Malik maintains a list of Black-owned restaurants to support and explains how food is inherently political, saying, “As individuals, one of the best ways to stand up for those at greater risk, to support communities that are neglected, discriminated against or left behind is to support them financially,” she says. From Ethiopic and Cane to new pop-up Butter Me Up, these …

Merch From Beloved LA Restaurants + Bars

Represent and support these emerging and iconic venues

Just like in NYC, purveyors of fine food and beverages in Los Angeles are providing customers with plenty of different services during this strange and strained time. While we continue to suggest ordering pick-up or delivery directly from them whenever possible, sending some Venmo or Cash App tips to your favorite staff members, and buying gift cards or vouchers for venues when they reopen, the …

Editors’ Selects: At-Home Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

An opportunity to reflect on Mexican design, heritage and history

A celebration of Mexican culture and its international influence, Cinco de Mayo evolved from the commemoration of a battle in the Franco-Mexican War on 5 May 1862. Today, within the Mexican state of Puebla, festivities abound. Across the US, many indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine and music, along with cocktails featuring the country’s beloved spirits, tequila and mezcal. For us, Cinco de Mayo extends beyond an …