MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food.
Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Chef Marcus Samuelsson launched a new restaurant in downtown Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, called Marcus B&P.
B&P stands for "bar and provisions" but also draws on the Swedish concept of "back pocket," suggesting an informal, friendly spot.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 10-year-old New Orleans boy has won "Chopped Junior," a cooking competition for young cooks.
Kaj Friis-Hecht won the $10,000 prize for the Food Network series patterned after the original "Chopped" for adults.
The Advocate (http://bit.ly/2jZ3UdD ) reports the judges were chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Daniel Churchill and actress Allison Williams.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former landmark department store, once a jewel of the city's downtown and later a symbol of its decline, reopened on Monday after 30 years, repurposed as a combination retail and residential hub.
Officials including Mayor Ras Baraka and his predecessor as mayor, Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, celebrated the reopening of the former Hahne & Co. store building.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans Nicole Gibbs and Ryan Harrison are the MVPs of World Team Tennis.
Gibbs of the Orange County Breakers and Harrison of the San Diego Aviators led their teams to the WTT Final. They will face off in the championship on Aug. 26 at the West Side Tennis Club, home of the New York Empire.
Gibbs helped the Breakers (8-4) reach their second consecutive final. Harrison played in his first WTT season.