This Month, Every Month

Celebrate Pride

The LGBTQIA+ community has long been a driving force within the restaurant world, and right now, its impact on the industry is particularly vibrant. We aim to share the stories of the restaurant world's Queer communities throughout the year, from coast to coast.

National

What Pride Means to These Six Chefs and Restaurateurs

What better way to celebrate the vibrant and ever-evolving Queer food community than speaking with six culinary professionals about their…

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Los Angeles

The Ruby Fruit is Revitalizing America’s Lesbian Bar Scene

When Mara Herbkersman and Emily Bielagus decided to open a lesbian wine bar and restaurant in Silver Lake, many told…

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Washington D.C.

On Being Queer, Arab American, and Speaking Truth Through Food

Silver Spring, Md. native Marcelle G Afram is the chef and owner of Shababi in Washington, D.C. They previously worked at restaurants that…

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New York

How Ella Schmidt Built Maite Into a Cross-Cultural Queer Haven

Ella Schmidt designed Maite as a refuge for anyone. In 2015, after years spent cooking at restaurants ranging from the…

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San Francisco

How This San Francisco Restaurant Creates a Positive and Safe Space For All

The Bay Area is a place where we pride ourselves on diversity and inclusion; those values encompass every aspect of…

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Atlanta

What Pride Means to Chefs Deborah VanTrece and Steven Satterfield

Living in Atlanta — an historic transportation hub that’s brought all sorts of folks together by trains, planes, and automobiles…

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Charleston

In Charleston, a Chef Celebrates Her Many Communities

Cheyenne Bond is a Lowcountry native, raised in Ladson north of the city, the home of a lot of the…

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Surbhi Sahni

New York

For Tagmo’s Surbhi Sahni, Queerness Is True Hospitality

[Editor’s Note: Tagmo closed at the end of 2023, but you can still order their sweets online.] Chef Surbhi Sahni…

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New York

At Hags, Queer Fine Dining Is a Fantasy Come True

For chef Telly Justice and beverage director Camille Lindsley, their new restaurant, Hags, got its start as a fantasy, in…

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Red's House chef-owner Christopher Russell.

San Francisco

Pure Fire: The Story of Christopher Russell and Red’s House

One of the last Black chefs in San Francisco tells his origin story of finding freedom in his cooking.

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Los Angeles

The Golden Bull Has Been a Cornerstone for Santa Monica Canyon and the LGBTQ Community

Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, author Christopher Isherwood, and painter Don Bachardy walk into a bar.  This isn’t a joke. It’s…

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New York

10 Queer-Led Restaurants and Bars to Celebrate Pride All Year Round

Summer and Pride month coincide to bring us a time in the city that’s just, well, magical. Weeknights and weekends…

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