With its shifting demographics and redevelopment projects downtown, newer black-owned businesses in Detroit are consciously creating spaces where blacks feel comfortable to eat, shop, and simply be. In her story for WDET, Fi2W Food Journalism Fellow Brittany Hutson takes us to one of those businesses, Detroit Soul. This 3 year-old restaurant on the city’s east side features healthier versions of classic soul food dishes, a farm-to-table dining experience and an approach to service focused on building long-term relationships with customers. Co-owner Jerome Brown says the restaurant was inspired by experiences growing up in Detroit and family visits to the south.
Listen to the story of Detroit Soul, produced for WDET by Fi2W Food Journalism Fellow Brittany Hutson.
Read more about the Fi2W Food Journalism Fellows.
Support for the fellowship comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and through matching gifts from station donors, The International Association of Culinary Professionals’ foundation, The Culinary Trust, and its Growing Leaders Food Writing program. The Food Writing Program is funded with the support of the Boston Foundation.
Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, an anonymous donor and readers like you.