Local restaurants to visit during Black History Month

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Nikki's Place has long been a favorite in the Parramore neighborhood.

Nikki's Place serves up ample portions of Southern and soul food, such as Carolina Beef Stew.

Nile is the area's oldest Ethiopian restaurant and is known for its elaborate coffee service and large platters of food on injera bread.

Nile is the area's oldest Ethiopian restaurant and is known for its elaborate coffee service and large platters of food on injera bread.

Selam specializes in both Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine and is a past winner of Scott Joseph's Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants.

Selam specializes in both Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine and is a past winner of Scott Joseph's Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants.

Shantell's Just Until in Sanford's Georgetown neighborhood is a gathering spot where owner Shantell Williams greets regulars and newcomers.

Shantell's Just Until in Sanford's Georgetown neighborhood is a gathering spot where owner Shantell Williams greets regulars and newcomers.

Chicken Fire near the corner of Bumby Avenue and Colonial Drive is known for its hot Nashville style chicken sandwiches.

Chicken Fire near the corner of Bumby Avenue and Colonial Drive is known for its hot Nashville style chicken sandwiches.

Caribbean Sunshine Bakery is a big restaurant at the corner of Colonial Drive and John Young Parkway. Its oxtail dinner is delicious.

Caribbean Sunshine Bakery is a big restaurant at the corner of Colonial Drive and John Young Parkway. Its oxtail dinner is delicious.

Brick & Spoon is a Maitland breakfast and lunch spot.

Brick & Spoon is a Maitland breakfast and lunch spot. Eggs Benedict is a specialty.

The food truck known as Grandma’s BBQ was started by an actual grandma, Marcia Owens Ballard. Her grandson, Deodrick, continues to run the business and keeps the truck moving around to spread his late grandmother’s joy.

The food truck known as Grandma’s BBQ was started by an actual grandma, Marcia Owens Ballard. Her grandson, Deodrick, continues to run the business and keeps the truck moving around to spread his late grandmother’s joy.

In honor of Black History Month, here are some Black-owned businesses worth checking out.

 

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