African Beat Brunch Series

By Francine Holmes

The African Beat Brunch Series : Brunch Times are delectable and entertaining celebrations with incredible dishes and great music, not a shabby way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The dishes served are prepared by talented up and coming culinary innovators, who offer up a spread of great traditional cuisines from Africa and Caribbean. The idea behind these events is simple, yet a clever one, nothing brings people together like a good meal and great music.

What better way to introduce others to one’s culture?

I have had the pleasure to attend this wonderfully curated event that also showcases some talented DJ’s, and incredibly creative products from black owned businesses. It also serves as an opportunity to network and maybe make few new friends. I made no qualms about it to organizer Christian Koumtog, “I am coming for the suya!” Ask anyone who knows me and my obsession with meats on skewers (the savagery gets real!)

Upon my arrival, it was unmistakably clear that I was “home”, the aroma that filled the air was beyond enticing. The visually appealing display of various mouthwatering and flavorful dishes was a bit more than my senses and I could handle with poise, full disclosure I had skipped breakfast in anticipation of the “SUYA”. I am positive there are blurred pictures of me out there, in the corner, stuffing my face like a raccoon – for which I make no apologies – it was that real!

Each dish was succulent and I thoroughly enjoyed shamelessly “sampling” them repeatedly!

In the spirit of hashtag making your weekends count, don’t miss the upcoming events of the series.

So ask yourself: What do you know about “Suya” ? Whatever the answer, make sure to RSVP for the next event on: Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 12pm – PARK SLOPE EVENT SPACE – 164 20th Street Brooklyn, NY 11202


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