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Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Black Tech Week with over twelve (12) years of experience in managing public/private partnerships, large scale events, and nonprofits. He has successfully raised over 20 million dollars in funding for various governmental entities, food companies, and individuals. Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. His success in working with restaurants sparked a passion for food and entrepreneurship which led to the launching of Sothern Bytes, a teaching platform food business dedicated to an ever evolving food industry with a focus on technology, culture and innovation. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man. Starex completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s coursework in Public Administration at Florida International University where he served as president of the Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Lambda Tau Chapter

Date Night recipes for your Hungry Black Man – by Chef Cecil G

This menu was created by critically acclaimed Chef Cecil Griffin better known as Chef Cecil G, as we lamented late night as to what to feed his wife and my friend Lisa.  This meal is sophisticated, yet simple and inexpensive.…

The Nation’s largest Black Owned Cigar Bar and Lounge right here in Miami – AKA “THE BLACK CHEERS”

The City of Miami Gardens has the largest black population in the state along with being the 3rd largest municipality in Miami-Dade County boasting over 115,000 residents. The 27th Ave corridor has enjoyed the company of Sun Life Stadium, home…

Dining While Black Review No. 3 – Brunch @ Himmarshee Public House

Walking past historic homes being converted into museums, a mother and her three children were determinedly running towards the parking meter in attempts to beat the meter maid.  Disregarding anyone in their path along the side walk, even the old…

Frenly Farmers Market – South Florida’s Largest Black Owned Grocer

For most of us, grocery shopping renders several emotions ranging from joy of finding great BOGO deals, to standing in long checkout lines behind shoppers whose carts are filled as if to feed nine elephants while passionately evangelizing to the…

National Junk Food Day Frosted Flakes Fried Chicken & Cheeto Omelette

National Junk Food Day Brunch by Chef Cecil G So, I invited my fraternity brother Chef Cecil G to my home in an effort to pay homage to National Junk Food Day.  We decided to make this meal for friends…

Dining While Black Restaurant Review No. 2 – The Foxy Brown

Came for brunch, and stayed for lunch. This place had it all.