Nick Cannon’s LA Vegan Eatery to Host “Ode to Black Lives” Juneteenth Celebration
On June 19, vegan eatery VTree Hollywood will host an “Ode to Black Lives” celebration in honor of Juneteenth—often known as “Freedom Day,” which marks the emancipation of remaining slaves in the US on the finish of the Civil Warfare. Opened on April 30 contained in the historic Yamashiro restaurant within the Hollywood Hills, VTree is a collaboration between rapper, actor, and tv host Nick Cannon and chef Velvet Jacobs (often known as “Chef Velvet”) who owns vegan restaurant VelTree in Charlotte, NC. The brand new eatery affords Southern-inspired dishes (served with a aspect of cornbread) equivalent to seitan-based BBQ Ribz, Cajun Shrimp, African Peanut Stew, Krab Truffles, and Stylish’N & Waffles.
For the social-distancing pleasant celebration, the restaurant will supply its meals for take out which visitors can get pleasure from from 5pm to 8pm within the expansive Yamashiro parking zone whereas watching a dwell stream of the occasion. The occasion will characteristic musicians Chika, Mumu Recent, April Sampe, and Ayanna Gregory—the daughter of late comic, civil rights activist, and vegan icon Dick Gregory. “Have a good time Juneteenth with us, as we raise our voices in solidarity for justice and equality for Black lives,” the restaurant introduced on Instagram.
The occasion will donate a portion of its proceeds to Our Own Life, a company working to empower native communities with entry to psychological, bodily, and emotional well being assist assets.