Paradise Valley is steeped in Detroit’s history
During a time of segregation in the US, there was one destination in Detroit where people from around the world, no matter their color or culture flocked to for a great time. That was “Paradise Valley,” where thousands of African Americans thrived and owned over 300 businesses. It was located in an area known as Black Bottom.
Founders Brewing Company Honors Black Chef By Adding Soul Food Dish To Menu For Black History Month
(CBS DETROIT) – Its a tale of 2 chefs, 1 kitchen and the collaboration of a very special dish. “We have this wonderful unban agriculture piece going on” Jones says during an interview on FridayIn honor of Black History Month, Founders Brewing Company honoring Chef Jones by featuring this and other dishes throughout the month. The restaurant known for its handcraft beer and deli items, adding this African American, Detroit inspired culinary to their menu. Founders Kitchen Manager Jason Belhart says they’re getting a great response from customers who have an appreciation for the uniqueness. For more information about Founders Brewing Company visit http://www.foundersbrewing.com© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.detroit.cbslocal.com
Black History Month: Remembering Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood
A new exhibit is shedding light on what happened to hundreds of Detroiters who once lived in the neighborhood known as Black Bottom. “We have not been taught the full breadth of our history,” said PG Watkins, the director of the Black Bottom Archive. “It was a high-density black neighborhood not considered worthwhile for the city to invest in," Watkins said. “When we talk about Black History Month, we think about all of the contributions of black folks. More: Black History Month
Open Table just named this Detroit restaurant one of the best for a date night!
It just always was a passion for me," said Matthews, the owner and executive chef at Le Culture Cafe. Eventually, he started looking for a place to open up his own restaurant. The food also reflects the restaurant's Black Bottom roots with their Black Bottom Cheesecake and their Le Culture wings with Hastings BBQ sauce. Currently, Le Culture Cafe is reservation only, with reservations able to be made via Open Table online. Le Culture Cafe is located at 1428 Gratiot Avenue in Detroit.