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’ Chef John Huggins is once again offering a selection of Juneteenth features 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 on Monday, May 22 through Monday, June 19, 2023, excluding Sundays.
Nearest Whiskey Sour
Uncle Nearest Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and hibiscus
Watermelon and stone fruit caprese
Fresh watermelon, peaches, cherries, mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic
Baby Back Ribs
Slow smoked baby back ribs with our house made BBQ sauce, collard greens, mac and cheese and cornbread
Strawberry spoon cake
Warm strawberry spoon cake, strawberry ice cream and fresh berries
For more information and to view our full menus, please visit our website: www.fivesistersbluescafe.com