May 05, 2022

By Betti Halsell

Assistant Managing Editor


Mothers across the nation will be accepting flowers, gifts, and sweet sentiments for Mothers Day. Maybe one is spending the whole day with their maternal parent and want to have a feast in their honor. Below are some of the top Black-owned eateries that is fit for a queen.

Chef Marilyn’s

Cooking comes from the soul; Chef Marilyn has proven that through her adventures of catering to the crème de la crem of celebrities, such as Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, and Isaac Hayes.

Through her soul food, one can taste the love and passion of her mother, Olivia Johnson, who passed right before opening her own restaurant. Located at 2638 Crenshaw Boulevard, in South Los Angeles, CA,


Chef Marilyn’s’ mother taught her the secret to making unparalleled flavors in her gumbo. The passion needed to cook at this caliber was instilled into Chef Marilyn’s heart and spills over to her flavor. She shared her belief of her mother living inside of her, and she is fulfilling the vision Olivia Johnson was looking to have.

Post and Beam

The powerful flavors in their comfort food champion the kindness provided by their company employees.

Post & Beam has created a culture that is true to the community. With an open floor plan and an environment overflowing with the incantation of laughter and eateries in a sultry garden patio, closely connected to the main room and bar, clinks of glasses and the buzz of conversation harmonize with the jazz notes playing in the background.

Located at 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, California.

With the return to the unmistakable soulful ambiance comes the resurgence of house favorites like the Shrimp & Grits, Beef Short Ribs, and the newest addition of Oyster selection.

The menu continues to be updated, matching the produce that is seasonal and the plates are created with the guest in mind.



The district

The District by GS looks to deconstruct the status quo of elevated cuisine. The principle of the business is rooted in the quality of its performance, and The District by GS aims to exceed even the most unreachable expectations.

3888 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Keeping true to his cultural tastebuds, Lacy curated a menu of traditional dishes with an elevated home-style twist. Found on the exclusive breakfast menu: Shrimp or Salmon and Grits, and The District Deluxe Breakfast, which includes finely prepared chicken breast strips fried to perfection over a soft freshly made waffle, sautéed country potatoes, finished with a generous serving of fluffy scrambled eggs.


Harold and Belles


Harold & Belle’s famous cuisine and hospitality is located at 2920 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA, 90018.


Under the third-generation ownership of Ryan and wife, Jessica Legaux, Harold & Belle’s continues to grow and expand.


The ultimate goal for is to keep the restaurant as a familiar beacon of prosperity in the community for generations to come.


The kitchen tantalizes the senses with authentic gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans and rice, slow cooking in layers of flavor providing a rich culinary experience. Legaux explained that alongside those dishes, their fryers are going from dusk-till-dawn, where their famous fried catfish, shrimp, oysters, and beignets are prepared.


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