Union x Jordan
A couple months ago, as the entire world was taken by storm with the global pandemic, as well as dealing with tough questions around racial inequality, I felt the need, stronger than ever, to do about bringing awareness to the current challenges in our communities.
I spoke with my wife Bephie, who has always been "woke" and discussed with her; where, what, and how we could help. She has always been a proponent of building up and supporting our community so we decided to use our upcoming launch with Jordan Brand as an ignition point to do just that. Our sentiment was think globally, but act locally.
We came up with an idea to share our privilege and the access we have through this upcoming launch to provide support and opportunity to other independently, black owned businesses in our community. We decided to call it "Spread Love".
My Two Cents Restaurant
Gorilla Life Juice
Well-known for her intricate twist on classic favorites, Chef and Restaurant Owner Alisa Reynolds has cooked for the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Lena Waithe, recording artist A$AP Rocky and more.
Alisa opened her first restaurant, Paio, in 1998. Paio's well-crafted American fare, atmosphere and charm, along with Alisa's kitchen intelligence, earned them both a loyal and dedicated fanbase. Fast forward 15 years to Alisa's latest venture, My Two Cents, and you have a restaurant inspired by her parents' Southern heritage. Now, Alisa evolves the traditional soul food she's loved all her life to reimagined, health-conscious classics. The result: A menu that illustrates the versatility of traditional soul food dishes.Whether it's Alisa's gluten-free fried chicken, quinoa mac and cheese or grits fries with fresh market vegetables, Alisa proves that soul food can be healthy without sacrificing any of the flavor or comfort it's known for.