Black-owned food businesses around Evansville and Henderson areas

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — In honor of Black History Month, we’ve rounded up food businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs in the Evansville and Henderson area.

Whether you’re looking for an elegant in-home dinner, a cooking class, barbecue, fun food truck fare, a vegan entrée or dessert, pizza, exotic Caribbean cuisine, homey comfort food or an upscale appetizer and a glass of wine, you’ll find someone on this list who offers it.

If we’ve missed one, let us know. Reach out to [email protected] and we’ll add them.


John Earl’s Ice House and Fine Foods

733 Martin Luther King Blvd.; 270-854-4798

A fully-dressed triple cheeseburger from John Earl's with lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard and ketchup.

John Earl’s, owned and run by John and Carmalita McFarland, is a tiny walk-up restaurant offering casual food favorites such as fried appetizers, burgers, wings, barbecue sandwiches, tenderloins, catfish and chicken salad. The house-made cole slaw is a favorite side. Soft serve ice cream may be enjoyed in a

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‘Street Food’ has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix

'Street Food' has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix
‘Street Food’ has become the most quietly controversial show on Netflix

On any given day, it seems there are as many people angry with Netflix as there are subscribers.

Obvious hotspots for controversy, such as cancellations, political documentaries, and 13 Reasons Why shenanigans, receive coverage from the press and, on occasion, attention from Netflix directly. But there are also subtler debates, the sort you won’t find discussed outside threads posted by passionate viewers. That’s where Street Food: Latin America, the latest project from Chef’s Table creators Brian McGinn and David Gelb, found itself after its July 21 release.

Most people don’t think of culinary TV as a catalyst for political and social tensions; covering , I certainly didn’t. But search “Street Food Netflix” on any popular social platform and you’ll find a wide array of reactions to the docuseries. Sure, there are plenty of fans gushing over its

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The Raddish Kids Cooking Kit Takes Quarantine Chefin’ to the Next Level

Photo credit: Raddish Kids; Latifah Miles
Photo credit: Raddish Kids; Latifah Miles

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There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.

On Trial: Raddish Kids Monthly Cooking Kit

Tester: Miles Mitchell (and Latifah Miles, his mom), two self-professed chefs wanting to cook meals together that are suitable for both parties to enjoy

The Brief: Since March, amateur chefs across the internet have been in the kitchen stirring up the meals that have been pinned on their Pinterest boards for months — ahem — or years. In my household of two, we are no different. I’ve made everything from endless banana bread batches to a spicy shakshuka for breakfast.

Miles, my incredibly curious 7-year-old, spent that same amount of

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McCormick & Company Recalls Three Of Their Major Seasonings After Possible Salmonella Contamination

McCormick & Co. Food Products Ahead Of Earnings Figures

McCormick & Co. Food Products Ahead Of Earnings Figures

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McCormick & Company has announced a major recall of three of their seasonings that could be potentially linked to salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration revealed that McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning, and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning are among the products that have been compromised.

Luckily no illnesses have been reported as of yet, the FDA stated.

A collective sigh can be heard amongst the Black community today. Spice brands like McCormick and the ever so delicious Lawry’s seasonings have been a staple in black households for centuries.

While it’s difficult to trace when season salt and other herbs and spices made its way into Black cuisine, Charla Draper, Ebony’s former food editor in the ’80s wrote in an article that “the blend of herbs and spices in one jar

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