Inaugural Honeyland competition to showcase Black culinary society

A new, to start with-in-Texas competition celebrating Black lifestyle with an emphasis on meals and consume, is coming to the Houston spot in the tumble.

Honeyland, a two-day competition showcasing Black food, spirits, audio and art, is scheduled for Nov. 11-12 at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land. 

A undertaking from IMG (the sporting activities and trend occasions powerhouse) and Are living Country Urban (a partnership with Are living Nation Entertainment, the large reside entertainment company), Honeyland is remaining built as an immersive expertise. The Houston location was picked out for the inaugural event for the reason that of its vibrant food stuff and music scene.

Two significant names in the meals and beverage industry have been tapped to carry the Honeyland vision to life. Nationally identified chef, cookbook creator and meals tv individuality Marcus Samuelsson will provide as the event’s foods curator while entrepreneur Fawn Weaver, founder and CEO of Uncle Closest Quality Whiskey and Grant Sidney Inc., a privately held investment decision organization, will provide as spirits and beverage curator.

Top 25: The Houston area’s very best dining establishments to delight in this summer season

Samuelsson, winner of 8 James Beard Basis awards for his work as a chef, writer and tv individuality, is acquainted with Houston’s multicultural culinary scene. In 2019’s 2nd period of PBS’s “No Passport Demanded,” Samuelsson centered an episode on Houston’s escalating Nigerian, Senegalese and Liberian communities by checking out the city’s West African cuisine riches. In 2020, Samuelsson’s cookbook, “The Increase: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food items,” provided standpoint and recipes from Houston chefs Chris Williams of Lucille’s and Jonny Rhodes, of the now shut Indigo, in his exploration of Black chefs, culinarians, activists and writers shaping American meals society. 

While Honeyland’s event’s lineup has nonetheless to be declared, regional and countrywide culinary skills, musical acts and artists will be featured. Tickets (general admission and VIP passes) are anticipated to go on sale in coming weeks.

“Honeyland is a place we have imagined to spotlight the ideal in Black expression, from the cuisines that have motivated culinary staples about the earth to the tunes that has assisted condition common culture for generations,” Staci Hallmon, IMG’s senior vice president of arts and enjoyment gatherings in North America and Shawn Gee, president of Are living Country Urban, mentioned in a joint statement. “We are excited to bring Honeyland to daily life this tumble, and we look ahead to showcasing the unbelievable food creators and musical acts who are key examples of Black excellence in Houston and around the region.”

In addition to operating with local and assorted vendors, Honeyland is also fully commited to creating an impression within the group. The Honeyland Fund, a philanthropic initiative, hopes to invest $1 million in grants to Black creators in Houston. 

Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send out him information suggestions at [email protected]. Listen to him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to find out about Houston and Texas barbecue lifestyle.

Previous post 68 Restaurants Open On Memorial Day 2023
Next post Prince Harry has a resort home ‘set aside’ for him absent from Meghan Markle: report