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Inaugural Black Food and Wine Festival Planned for Fall in Charlotte

Lots of big names in the industry join the event

Subrina and Greg Collier of Leah & Louise
Leah & Lousie
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Restaurateurs Greg and Subrina Collier of modern juke joint Leah & Louise recently announced that they have organized a Black Food & Wine Festival for October 22 through October 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Colliers want the event to be a celebration of Black foodways and feature Black experts in the food and beverage industry.

The Black Food & Wine Festival will feature over 75 chefs, farmers, makers, brewers, and more hospitality leaders. Big names include chef/author Todd Richards ( Lake & Oak Neighborhood BBQ and Soul: Food and Culture); chef Ashleigh Shanti (formerly of Benne on Eagle); chef Duane Nutter (formerly of One Flew South, now with Southern National); Top Chef alums Tiffany Derry, Chris Scott, and Keith Rhodes; and tons of Charlotte representatives like restaurateurs Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams (What the Fries) and chef Michael Bowling (Hot Box Next Level Kitchen).

The festival will take place at Camp North End, which is home to the Collier’s restaurant Leah & Louise.

A full website and ticket sales are expected to launch in June.

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