750 Soul in Wichita will serve both soul food and vegan fare

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Rhonda Williams is finally ready to open her 750 Soul restaurant on East 13th Street.

Soul food fans who loved the food Rhonda Williams served when she ran Rachel’s Kitchen at 818 N. Mosley have been waiting three long years for her promised return.

They almost got it in early August, when Williams planned to celebrate the opening of her new restaurant — 750 Soul at 4601 E. 13th St. But then, Williams’ account was dropped by her food provider, Sysco, and she had to postpone at the last minute.

Now, Williams is ready to announce another launch date. She’ll open the doors on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and will again serve the burgers, catfish, pork chops, meatloaf, sweet potatoes, greens, stewed okra and other soul food specialties she offered at Rachel’s Kitchen from 2014 until 2018, when she had to close to care for her ailing mother.

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Bill of Fare: Quality food and loyal customers keep Antimo’s Italian Kitchen cookin’ throughout pandemic

Customer loyalty and a reputation for quality food have sustained Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell Borough throughout the pandemic.

With indoor dining in New Jersey restricted to 25 percent of each restaurant’s capacity, the focus is on contactless curbside pickup, says owner Antimo Iovine.

“Ninety-five percent of our business is curbside pickup,” he said, since reopening after the initial state-ordered closure at the start of the pandemic.

Customers order their food and pay online, park in a spot designated for pickup, pop their trunk (making sure there is room for the food) and call the restaurant to let them know they have arrived. Staff members bring out their food and put it in the trunk.

On the restaurant website Iovine assures his customers that he and his staff are taking extra precautions for cleanliness and sanitation while offering the same quality food they are known for.

Iovine said he has

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Oxomoco Team Showcases Stunning Mexican Fare at Xilonen in Greenpoint



a plate of food with a slice of cake: Xilonen’s braised carrot tostada


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Xilonen’s braised carrot tostada

As it has for many people, the pandemic slowed life down for Justin Bazdarich, providing time — a lot of time — to think about the future. The chef and restaurateur cemented his status in NYC’s dining scene with one crowd-favorite hit after another, first with hip pizza destination Speedy Romeo, and then with Michelin-starred Oaxacan restaurant Oxomoco, along with co-owner Chris Walton. Now, he’s grappling with building a more sustainable path forward in food and, more specifically, his impact on the industry.

After the city went into lockdown in March, Bazdarich enrolled himself back in college online, at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, and now he’s applying more sustainable food practices to his newest restaurant opening this week: Xilonen, a regional Mexican spot located at 905 Lorimer Street in Greenpoint, at the corner of Nassau Avenue. It’ll be the first

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Fort Worth’s 4 favorite sources for low-priced Chinese fare

In the mood for Chinese food, but don’t want to empty your wallet?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent destinations for affordable Chinese cuisine around Fort Worth, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to venture when cravings strike on a budget.

1. Taste of Asia

Topping the list is Taste of Asia. Located at 7420 N. Beach St., Suite 250, in Summerfields, the Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurant is the highest-rated source for low-cost Chinese fare in Fort Worth, boasting four stars out of 300 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Cesar H., who reviewed Taste of Asia on June 25, wrote, “Talk about fresh, lean and inexpensive food. You cannot go wrong with anything you order at this restaurant. … Sushi, Chinese, noodles, soup, etc. — it is always fresh, good-looking plates and

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