Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth meals feature foods connecting cooking traditions of the African Diaspora. African American pit masters displayed their barbecue skills while women cooks lovingly created side dishes such as greens and black eye peas that represented prosperity and good fortune. Summer fruits and flowers in shades of red are a special highlight during Juneteenth.
It is with this in mind that Five Sisters’ is offering a selection of Juneteenth features by lifestyle blogger Michiel Perry of Black Southern Bell Magazine with Chef Billy Ballou’s adaptations to honor African American contributions to America’s culinary tradition and celebrating Juneteenth, the day all Americans were made free. Five Sisters Blues Café will offer the following at both lunch and dinner service all weekend long: Friday, June 18; Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20.
The Red Star
Uncle Nearest Whiskey, hibiscus syrup, pineapple juice, topped with ginger beer, and garnished with a mint sprig
Cornbread served with butter and honey
Shrimp and Sausage Skewers
Lowcountry shrimp and sausage served on a skewer
Served with collards greens and black-eyed peas
Red Velvet Cake
With cream cheese frosting
For more information and to view our full menus, please visit our website: www.fivesistersbluescafe.com