Caroline Coke is co-owner of Island Grocery & Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina. She shares her story of immigration and entrepreneurship in the Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor oral history project.
Izzat Freitekh opened La Shish Kabob in Charlotte in 2008.
Caroline Coke opened Island Grocery & Grill with her family to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of island life through food, music, and Caribbean staples.
An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.
Enjoy this social media roundup of our 2017 Charlotte Summer Foodways Symposium.
Charlotte’s Central Avenue reveals the city’s shifting demographics, from white, working-class textile mill employees in the early twentieth century to new immigrants in the 1990s. These new Southerners shaped a new Charlotte.
Oliver Merino is the Latino New South Coordinator at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, helping to plan programming that reflects and speaks to the Latino experience of the “New South.”
Pacino Mancillas is the co-leader of the AC&M Group multicultural marketing agency. The agency connects Charlotte businesses to Latino consumers, and Latino businesses to the wider Charlotte community.
Victoria Bouloubasis will present our Oral History Cavalcade at our Summer Foodways Symposium in Charlotte.