Chef Andrea Foster will celebrate the grand opening of her restaurant The Preservery in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen stall at The Pizitz Food Hall on Friday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m. REV CEO David Fleming will introduce Chef Dre, who will share her culinary inspiration and entrepreneurial journey with the audience.
The Preservery soft opened Sunday, and has been serving an abbreviated menu this week as the team gets comfortable in the space.
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After Friday’s grand opening storytelling, Chef Dre will take lunch orders starting at 11 a.m. Choose from Southern favorites full of international flavor influences. Her “fusion soul food” menu includes Gulf Shrimp and Grits, Jambalaya Fried Rice, Laden Gumbo, Banana Speculoos Pudding, and more. View the full menu here.
REV’s REVeal Kitchen is a business accelerator for culinary graduates of REV’s BIZ 1.0 and Create Birmingham‘s CO.STARTERS business development programs. Chef Dre is the third chef in REVeal Kitchen, where she’ll be testing and tweaking her business model throughout her short-term lease.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
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