By Daniel Hautzinger | wwfw
If you go to Senegal, yassa is very, very popular,” says Madieye Gueye. “People who go to Senegal say it’s what they remember the most, because it’s easy to remember: yassa!”
It’s not surprising then, that when Gueye opened a Senegalese restaurant in Chicago in 2004, he called it Yassa African Restaurant, after that memorable dish.
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By Ebimo Amungo
Jollof rice may be the rage but at The Green Place, fufu is the food that is ordered the most by Americans.
Joy Green, owner of this Nigerian restaurant on Rockaway Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, gave this insight with a laud guffaw.
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“They also order a lot of okra soup” she added laughing.
By Tim Carman | The Washington Post
Thin strips of beef, dusted with a formidable West African spice blend, are scattered atop a waxy sheet of “The American Times,” a faux newspaper whose motto is “All the News That Changes the World.” The slogan, an obvious riff on the Gray Lady’s 19th-century retort to yellow journalism, seems custom-made for Olumide Shokunbi and Spice Kitchen.
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Shokunbi earned his stripes in the restaurant business at Chipotle Mexican Grill, rising to the level of general manager at a store in his native Bowie, Md. The chain left its mark on him, not so much with its approach to customization but with its big-tent philosophy.
By Todd A. Price | Mississippi Clarion Ledger
Sally Demba, 56, brought her family to the United States in 2007 from West Africa. For her new friends in America, she cooked food from her native Gambia. They told Demba she should have her own restaurant.
Last Saturday, Demba finally opened a restaurant, Sambou’s African Kitchen in Jackson, with her son, Joseph Sambou, 34, and her daughter, Bibian Sambou, 36.
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by Alan Stamm | Deadline Detriot
An immigrant entrepreneur who launched a northwest Detroit food truck called Fork in Nigeria two months ago has a heads-up for adventurous diners: Some “restaurants we have around here wrongly brand themselves as African,” Prej Iroegbu says at his website.
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By Ashley Hopko
International foodies in Rosslyn will have another eatery option with the upcoming expansion of Fava Pot.
The restaurant — Egyptian Street Food by Fava Pot — is expected to open in September, just in time to celebrate the local chain’s 3rd anniversary, according to owner Dina Daniel.
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At Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.
By Vonnie Williams
1000-Year-Old West African Ginger Drink Gets New Life in HarlemAt Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.
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BY SARA JOHNSON
A new food truck opened last Wednesday behind the University Co-op, bringing the taste of African cuisine closer to campus.
African Delights offers a small, seasonal menu of West African cuisine and operates between 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., according to a sign on the front of the food truck.
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