“Dig in Day” to celebrate restaurants and chefs owned by Blacks
Local chef Tanesha Trippett, owner of Brotherly Grub, is eager to join in the effort.
“This will sensitize black-owned businesses to their ability to survive tough times,” she said.
His Mount Airy-based restaurant, specializing in Southern-inspired cuisine with a Philadelphia twist, was only recently open when the pandemic struck last year.
“We just pivot. We have used our expertise and knowledge with food to get through the pandemic, ”said Trippett.
She said that “Dig In Day” would be useful for the visibility of the company and for achieving its goal of franchising the food truck Brotherly Grub.
“There is so much going on in the city and we just want to be a part of restoring love in the city, food and hospitality, just creating great experiences for people,” added Trippett.
She will serve free exclusive dishes like chicken, waffles and cauliflower cheesesteak from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Brotherly Grub food truck will be parked at Drexel University Gateway Garden, 3161-67 Market St.
His restaurant is one of eight local restaurants participating in Dig In Day, including ABYSSINIA, Barkely’s BBQ, Brotherly Grub, Corfu Pizza, Dwight’s Southern Bar-B-Que, Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen, Soul Food Artist, and The Original Hot Dog Factory.
“We all have to eat, so let’s create a positive butterfly effect for small businesses and communities by being intentional about where we dine or order,” said Chef JJ Johnson, Pepsi Dig In Day Ambassador and award-winning chef James Beard, TV personality, author and owner of FIELDTRIP restaurants located throughout New York City.