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L.A.’s female-owned restaurants hold food festival


On Thursday, the new non-profit Regarding Her (RE:Her) launches its inaugural event called “10 Days RE:Her.” More than 100 women-owned restaurants from across every part of Los Angeles (and beyond) will collaborate to create unique dishes and menus for take-out, host virtual conversations and demos from Jan. 21 – 31.

Led by a league of ladies including Kim Prince, owner of Hotville Chicken in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, RE:Her is a new non-profit created by women restaurateurs supporting women-owned restaurants, and will provide resources, mentorship, and small business grants to members.

Some highlights of the event include:

Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. – How to make Cacio e Pepe at Home. Leah Ferrazzini, founder of Semolina Artisanal Pasta and Chef Tracey Harada of Love & Salt teach Kim Prince and viewers how to make cacio e pepe.

Jan. 21-30: Little Belize: Stew Oxtail Plate — In Inglewood, owner Laverne Smith is the “Queen of Oxtails.” The Little Belize proprietress will center her signature protein in an exclusive comfort meal.

Jan. 29-31: Post & Beam: Chef Nyesha’s Hoppin’ John Fritter—owner Roni Cleveland invites LA’s “Top Chef” Nyesha Arrington to Post and Beam. Exclusive to RE:Her, Chef Nyesha cooks her Hoppin’ John Fritter with Collard Aioli.

Jan. 29 (3-4pm) – “Stories Lived and Told Through African-American Food” featuring Toni Tipton-Martin, editor of “Cook’s Country” and author of “The Jemina Code” and “Jubilee,” in conversation with Kimberly Prince (Hotville Chicken), Celia Ward-Wallace (South LA Cafe) and Chef Marilyn (Chef Marilyn’s, Queen of Down Home Southern Goodies). Moderated by Thrillist’s LA Editor Danielle Dorsey.

A full list of events can be found at

Takeout experiences can als be found and pre-ordered through OpenTable at

The first 100 people who visit 10 participating restaurants during 10 Days RE:Her and collect stickers in their online passport will win an exclusive RE:Her Gift Bag.