Cooking in the Kitchen
Granny's Scratch Kitchen
Born and raised in South Dallas, Texas, DeMarcus Roberts’ childhood was full of love, happiness, and great food. His family is full of great cooks, learning everything they know from their beloved Granny. DeMarcus developed a passion for cooking and baking at a very young age. During his college years in Atlanta, GA, he was able to experiment more and began catering Sunday and holiday meals full of love coworkers.
After moving back to Dallas, his life took a devastating blow. His Granny took ill and eventually passed away. During the grieving process, DeMarcus realized that he wanted to do something to ensure that her legacy would carry on. It was then that “Granny’s Scratch Kitchen” (GSK) was born. Granny’s Scratch Kitchen provides nostalgic Southern goodness through the guise of pound cakes, tea cakes and sweet potato pies. A good majority of the GSK’s recipes are renditions of his Granny’s recipes and he guarantees you will be able to taste the love and the butter!
As a graduate of Morehouse College , DeMarcus is an accountant by trade. He has over eight years of experience in the field of accounting, and currently functions as a Senior Treasury/Revenue Accountant for the past five years. Although accounting is his background, baking has always been a passion. Granny’s Scratch Kitchen is DeMarcus’ way of honoring his Granny while allowing the world to experience some of her love.
With a name like Slutty Vegan, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one expecting a different type of establishment. Definitely was not expecting a food spot, let alone a black food spot and for sure not a black vegetarian food spot. But that is exactly what Pinky Cole has started in Atlanta.
Knowing sex sells, Cole came up with the name Slutty Vegan as a play on words to hook customers. Her food follows the playful use of sexualized innuendos. Atlanta natives and visitors jockey in line to get their fix of a “sloppy toppy” or a “one night stand” or a “menage-a-trois.”
Cole opened up to Forbes Magazine about the purposeful play on sensuality. “It’s always interesting to watch the most conservative people asking for “One Night Stands.” she shared. “They try to whisper it so nobody can hear them! I remember one time when a woman was talking about ordering a “Ménage à Trois” burger, and her husband chimed in, “ I want a ménage trois too.” The dead stare the woman gave to her husband let us know that Slutty Vegan was not the best place for feuding couples.”
Among its fans are a roster of celebrities, including Jermaine Dupri, Lil Baby, Snoop Dogg, Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish, all of whom have been declared “sluttified.”
Patrons new to Slutty Vegan are known as virgins. Returning customers are called sluts. Wherever they fall on the experience scale, they have an experience that they will talk about for years to come.
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