Black-Owned Portland
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by Dominek Tubbs
5M ago
Where are the Black-owned businesses located in Portland, Oregon? Are there Black people in Portland? These are questions that typically surface when Portland, Oregon is a topic of discussion. I recently shared exciting news about my upcoming press trip to Portland, Oregon, with my online community. However, I was disappointed to receive rather disheartening comments such as "It's an overwhelmingly white city" or "There are no Black people there." These remarks prompted me to explore the city's cultural fabric and learn more about Portland's Black community. Upon my arrival in Rose City, i ..read more
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Finger Lakes
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by Dominek Tubbs
9M ago
As a New York City resident, it's often easy to overlook the adventure opportunities that lie beyond this bustling metropolis. I recently had the chance to explore the Finger Lakes region, which is named after its eleven long and narrow rivers. This area boasts a wide range of activities including hiking, boating, fishing, historical landmarks, museums, breweries, distilleries, and, most notably, wine tasting. For my recent trip, I explored wineries near Seneca and Cayuga Lake, and below is my itinerary for five days of wine, exploration, and some great food! Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Expl ..read more
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NYC Restaurant for Birthday Dinner or Brunch
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by Dominek Tubbs
1y ago
One of the questions I get asked most is: “Where should I have my birthday dinner?” regardless if you are a resident or a visitor of the Big Apple, finding the perfect spot for your celebration can present challenges. Below is a list of restaurant that does well with groups and will be a good time. *denotes Black-owned Jue Lan Club Chinese 49 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011 Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi* 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 Per Se American 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019 Tao Asian Fusion Uptown: 42 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022 Downtown: 92 9th Ave, New York, NY 10 ..read more
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NYC Wine and Food Festival 2022
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by Dominek Tubbs
1y ago
This year I attended my first New York City Wine and Food Festival and I told myself if I ever got this opportunity I would share my experience with you all. Before attending NYCWFF I always wanted to know more about the experience as someone who is a food content creator, lover of culinary arts, and someone who fangirls over chefs. Questions that lingered in my mind was is the experience worth it and if you are a content creator how can you possibly attend for free. There is no gatekeeping of knowledge are here so I am spilling it all. Let’s start with the basics… What is NYC Wine and Food ..read more
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Chicago Guide | Weekend Itinerary
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by Dominek Tubbs
1y ago
Check out my Chicago weekend itinerary as I support and highlight locally owned businesses, check out some popular attractions, take in some culture, and share hotel recommendations. Choose Chicago hosted this trip, which is the official tourism board for the Windy City.   You can sign up for their free 2022 guide by clicking here, which is how I created my itinerary for this trip and my own research. * denotes the business is Black-owned Thursday Breakfast @ Yolk With 8 locations throughout the Chicago area, this breakfast and lunch spot makes it easy to get your breakfast f ..read more
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[SPONSORED] Body by Brooklyn Experience
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by Dominek Tubbs
2y ago
This is a sponsored post for Body by Brooklyn, but the opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal views. Photo Credit: Body by Brooklyn I Had my first massage since the start of the pandemic at Body by Brooklyn which is the largest Black-owned, women-minority-owned European day spa in the great state of New York.  The best part of the experience was after my much-needed massage I was able to lounge and not immediately rush back to the bustling city after a soothing self-care activity. Self-care. A word we hear often and typically for some it is more of a reactive measure t ..read more
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The Oma, shop | Coffee + Home
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by Dominek Tubbs
2y ago
I recently sat down with Lizzy Okpo, native New Yorker, and the owner of The Oma, Shop | Coffee + Home, located in Harlem on Amsterdam near 145th. Lizzy shares with me how her love and appreciation for architecture, interior design, and community allowed her to create a space that is more than a coffee shop. Dominek: Oma means beautiful in Igbo, which is your Nigerian family's native language. Tell what you want patrons to experience when they walk into your business? Lizzy: The Oma, Shop is a Coffee + Home shop in the heart of Sugar Hill Harlem. The Oma, means The Beautiful in Igbo (Native ..read more
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Black-Owned Brunch in NYC
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by Dominek Tubbs
2y ago
Looking for a list of Black-owned restaurants offering brunch in New York City? Look no further! Manhattan BLVD BistroHarlemCrafted American Soul The husband-wife duo behind this restaurant is known for serving up brunch daily with items such as shrimp & grits, catfish, and French toast. Settepani RistoranteHarlemItalian Harlem’s first Italian bakery and restaurant where they offer some of the freshest pasta during brunch. VinateriaHarlemSeasonal Spanish and Italian Cuisine Located on Restaurant Row this restaurant offers some of the best wine selection in Harlem to compliment any item o ..read more
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[Sponsored] 5 NYC Black-Owned Restaurants to Visit in November & Pepsi Dig In
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by Dominek Tubbs
2y ago
This is a sponsored post for Pepsi Dig In, but the opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal views. In preparation for Pepsi Dig In Day on Saturday, November 6th, I am providing you with 5 Black-owned restaurants to support in New York City and my favorite menu items from each. Fieldtrip Fieldtrip’s menu consists of rice bowls, salads, and popular sides such as crab pockets and Nana's bread. Click here for a full blog post. Dom’s Menu Favorite: BBQ Brisket Rice Bowl 109 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 28-17 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY ..read more
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A Weekend in Houston | Black-Owned Business Edition
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by Dominek Tubbs
2y ago
I spent a weekend in Houston exploring Black-owned businesses through the FIRST Houston Hosts and sharing a recap! What is Houston Hosts? A weekend experience designed to show you some of the best of Houston's Black businesses, dining, and cultural scene specifically for Black content creators. Who were the hosts? A group of Houston influencers who have a deep love for Houston and showed us around for the weekend. Victoria Andrews | @thequeenofyum Erika Harrison| @blackgirlswhobrunch KeAndre Jordan | @mysouthernbrand Jazzmine Woodard | @dashofjazzblog G-Ma|yniac | @blessthabelly ..read more
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