Local Scene

Author: Lenore T. Adkins


The founders of DMV Black Restaurant Week, from left: Furard Tate, Erinn Tucker, and Andra "A.J." Johnson. Black chefs and owners were all over the District, Tucker says, "but there wasn’t really a platform for them to really showcase their talent." // Photo courtesy of DMV Black Restaurant Week

Behind the LineWashington D.C.

A Celebration of DC’s Black Restaurants Is Ready to Roll, In a Year Like No Other

It was at the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington where Erinn Tucker met, and later joined forces…

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"If they’re going to take the risk on their side, we want to make sure they feel as comfortable and confident in the process and the experience as possible,” says Gravitas' Matt Baker about his guests. // Credit: Farrah Skeiky

Chef FeaturesWashington D.C.

Gravitas’ Matt Baker Has Been Weathering the Pandemic. His Preparation Started Years Ago.

The first time I met Matt Baker at his new American cuisine restaurant Gravitas, he said he was sorry. This…

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