Red Drinks for Juneteenth: Exploring the Black foodways of the Juneteenth holiday and beyond.

DATE :  Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 PM

Join us for Red Drinks for Juneteenth: Exploring the Black Foodways of the Juneteenth holiday and Beyond. This virtual discussion will feature guests such as Kevin Bludso (chef & owner, Bludso's Bar & Que), John Cleveland (chef & owner, Post & Beam), Kim Prince (chef & owner, Hotville Chicken), and Ray Anthony Barrett (Cinqué); hosted by L.A. Times Staff Writer Donovan X. Ramsey, who covers Black life in Los Angeles.


Kevin Bludso (Bludso's Bar & Que)

Kevin Bludso is a chef, television personality and two-time Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner. In 2008, he opened Bludso’s BBQ, his small takeout BBQ stand in Compton, California. It has since grown into an international empire, with a flagship restaurant, Bludso’s Bar & Que, in Hollywood, a concession stand at the LAFC Soccer Stadium, a location in Proud Bird by LAX, and a sprawling restaurant and bar called San Antone by Bludso’s BBQ in the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia..


Kim Prince (Hotville Chicken)

Reaching as far back as the 1930s, Kim Prince, the owner of LA’s Hotville Chicken says it was her great-great Uncle Thornton Prince who, along with his brothers, started the hot chicken tradition in Nashville. Prince has been carrying the torch, bringing her family’s deeply rooted hot chicken creations to Los Angeles.


John Cleveland (Post & Beam)

John Cleveland is the owner of Post & Beam restaurant, the 2020 winner of the L.A. Times Gold Award. Opened in 2012 in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Post & Beam's menu focuses on American comfort food.


Ray Anthony Barrett (Cinqué)

Ray Anthony Barrett is a chef and artist in Los Angeles.

Donovan X. Ramsey

Donovan X. Ramsey covers Black life in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times, he was a contributing writer for such publications as GQ, Vice, WSJ Magazine and the Atlantic, where he wrote memorable profiles of such figures as Bubba Wallace, Killer Mike and Ibram X. Kendi. Ramsey also served as commentary editor of the Marshall Project and deputy editor of