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From the Editor: CA to boost coverage in underserved communities like Whitehaven
Two recent examples: Chandler's recent story on the owner of soul-food emporium Alcenia's and a piece on nine Black food entrepreneurs making their mark in Memphis. While you may have at least ...
Finding good in the bad: How 5 restaurants across the South survived the pandemic year
“The outpouring of love and support is the only reason we are still here,” said B.J. Chester-Tamayo, owner of the Memphis restaurant Alcenia's, as she recounted story after story of customers ...
Alcenia's: How hope and love kept one Memphis restaurant open during a year of COVID-19
Many have shared social media posts of dishes cooked from Alcenia’s two cookbooks. Anyone who knows Chester-Tamayo would not be surprised by her sense of optimism, finding the good in every bad ...
Black Restaurant Week: Alcenia’s serves up fresh Southern soul food
FOX13 is celebrating one of the Bluff City’s most iconic soul food restaurants, Alcenia’s. Alcenia’s is located in the Pinch District Downtown, and is known for its down-home, Southern-style ...
Love is the secret ingredient for this Memphis soul food restaurant
B.J. Chester Tamayo opened Alcenia's soul food restaurant in Memphis 20 years ago after the death of her son – but she knew nothing about food at the time. She says it’s the love she has that ...