Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer whose niche is home decor and food, but she has written in almost every field from mental health to political op-eds. Her favorite pastimes are listening to Biggie and Bach and enjoying New York Italian ices and slices

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Happy Hour Without the Hangover

Jeng puts the buzz into alcoholic-free beverages.
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Reclaiming Beer for Women

This former Oklahoma college dean dreamed of bringing brew to her community. Thus Equity Brewing Company was born.
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The Flavors of Ghana in this Tasty Kitchen Condiment

Gloria’s Shito reimagines ketchup with the recipe she created from memories of her mother’s kitchen.
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Talking Grape with Oregon’s First Black Winery Owner

What started as a hobby during college has turned into a ground-breaking woman-owned winery with more than 30 vintages.
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Bringing the Memphis Smoke to Atlanta Cooking

After a kidney transplant, Chef Darryl Taylor turned to a keto lifestyle, and joined the smoking foods movement.
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Sobriety on Tap in This L.A. Spirits Shop

One woman’s lament over the dearth of good non-alcoholic cocktails leads to a bottle shop business in LA.

A Korean Pop-Up Goes Brick & Mortar in Atlanta

Chef Lino Yi named his restaurant TKO because people looking for his food always asked for “The Korean One.”

This Bakery Stepped Up For A Community In Need After The Covenant School Shooting

When tragedy struck in Nashville, Brooke O’Dell, owner of Sugar Drop, knew she had to do something.
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Waffles and Lobsters? Who Knew?

A food service veteran and his Pastor Mom bring a slew of new flavors to the Omaha food truck scene.