Archive for February 2016

African American Culinary Heroes: Charlie Taylor of The Gulfport Cafe

African American Culinary Heroes: Charlie Taylor of The Gulfport Cafe
One of my heroes was our local restaurant chef, his name was Chef Charlie Taylor. I grew up on the end of West Pullman on 123rd Street and right at 124th & Ashland was the Gulfport Café. When it opened in 1983 my life changed forever, I believe it was a former truck stop or... Read more »

African American Culinary Heroes: Harold Pierce "The Fried Chicken King"

African American Culinary Heroes: Harold Pierce "The Fried Chicken King"
If you love fried chicken and you live near Chicago, then you know what Harold’s is. I remember as a kid (in the early 1980’s), riding with my mother to school and the Harold’s that used to be on 107th & King Drive had a white 1970’s Cadillac parked on the sidewalk. This was no... Read more »

Chicago African American Culinary Heroes: James Lemon of Lem's BBQ

Chicago African American Culinary Heroes: James Lemon of Lem's BBQ
If you grew up on the south side (or in the Chicago area), and you like BBQ then you knew about Lem’s. The original restaurant opened in 1954 on south State Street I believed around 59th Street and the current location opened in 1968 on east 75th Street just west of King Drive. The Lemons... Read more »
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Is Black History Month Still Relevant?

Is Black History Month Still Relevant?
In a word yes. African Americans are no different than any other ethnicity, we simply want our story told, our heroes honored and our culture preserved. For a long time our story was overlooked and as the generations pass, we need to get the word out of where we came from and our achievements. It’s... Read more »

The New GMC Sierra All Terrain X; Is it the New Avalanche?

The New GMC Sierra All Terrain X; Is it the New Avalanche?
So last week at the Houston Auto show GMC debuted the Sierra All Terrain X pick up truck, which is to compete with serious off road trucks like the incredible Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Rebel, Nissan Titan Pro 4X & Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. The truck is extremely off road capable with Rancho shocks, an... Read more »