Here’s what vendors will be in Southern Market’s food hall | Local News

The long-awaited completely revitalized Southern Market opens to the public this Thursday. The first-floor food hall encompasses 3,000 square feet, with seating for 250. On opening day, you will have nine food and drink options, from coffee and wine on tap to cuisine from five parts of the world. 

Here’s what vendors will be cooking up fare in Southern Market’s food hall. 

— 4 E’s Latin Cuisine: Flavors of the Dominican Republic.

Flavors of Morocco: Moroccan and Indian fusion.

— Layali el Sham: Middle Eastern classics including hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, kibbeh and shawarma.

— Made by Lolo: Tapas-style small bites, with gluten-free options.

— Pho Life: Vietnamese pho, banh mi sandwiches and salads.

— Savoy Truffle Cakes: Creatively decorated cupcakes and whole cakes, also available by the slice, plus pie and macarons.

— “X” Marks the Spot: A modern take on soul food classics that includes collard

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Here’s The Real Difference Between Soul Food And Southern Food

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Photo credit: rez-art – Getty Images

Trying to differentiate soul food from Southern food shouldn’t be complicated. While not all Southern food is considered soul food, all soul food is definitely Southern.

Soul food is an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African-Americans in the Southern United States. In the late 19th century, the Black Church became a gathering place for the Black community and impacted the development of what’s now considered soul food. Particularly in rural areas, foods like fried chicken, fried fish, sweet potato pie, red drinks, black-eyed peas and more were served during Emancipation celebrations and church gatherings. In the 20th century, more than six million of Southern Black people decided to leave due to poor economic conditions and intense racial oppression. From 1916 to 1970, waves of people moved from their homes, a massive relocation now called “The Great Migration.” They brought their culinary traditions

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A Southern Family-Run Cooking School Went Virtual During COVID-19 To Teach Kids To Love Healthy Foods

Victoria's Kitchen LLC

Victoria’s Kitchen LLC

We here at GOBankingRates want to help get our nation’s small businesses back on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic. To do that, we’re highlighting readers’ favorite small businesses around the country, and shining a spotlight on what makes them special to their customers and their towns.

2021 Small Business Spotlight: Check Out Our Small Business Stories, Plus the Nominated Businesses Near You

In this edition of our Small Business Spotlight series, we’re featuring Victoria’s Kitchen LLC, a kids’ cooking school in Richmond, Virginia. Owners Ellen Victoria and Romell Luckey started the school to help their community learn the importance of eating natural, organic and fresh homemade foods while teaching young people the fundamentals of the kitchen. Here, we chat with Ellen Victoria about how her daughters’ health issues inspired her to start her business, the positive impact she hopes to bring to her community and

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Here’s where you can get some of the best Southern comfort food in Houston

June marks the celebration of food — soul food, that is.

Having originated right here in the South, soul food is a creative representation of what African slaves were capable of making to feed themselves. These recipes were passed down and became what families eat today: smothered oxtail, fried chicken and black-eyed peas. 

COMING TO HOUSTON: Houston’s new Black-owned food truck park promises diverse cuisine

June is National Soul Food Month and with the Bayou City’s diverse cuisine, there are almost too many places to name to get some of the best soul food in Houston. 

Here’s Chron’s guide to soul food in the city of Houston. 

Houston’s This Is It! has a motto: “where every meal gives you a Sunday feel.” You’ll for sure get a down-home meal from this soul food staple. If you pay a visit to This Is It, be sure to try smothered pork chops

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