Washington D.C.’s Florida Avenue Grill turned 70 years old yesterday. To mark the event, Sarah Kaplan looks back at the Grill’s 70 years for The Washington Post. Very interesting story. For instance, the current owner, Imar Hutchins, who purchased the restaurant nine years ago, is a vegetarian. He’s recently been sprinkling in a few more healthful menu options, while at the same time preserving all the old soul food favorites. He also “increased tipped workers’ pay to a dollar above the District’s minimum wage and begin granting paid vacation and sick days.” Read the whole story here.
BTW, that pineapple upside down cake is, of course, from the Florida Avenue Grill.