Monya MJ

Monya MJ

A Renaissance Woman

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Durham:  Perkins Orchard

Durham: Perkins Orchard

Black-Owned Business Feature Durham:  Perkins Orchard   Recently, I heard about Perkins Orchard and discovered it was less than 15 minutes from my house.  It is a black-owned family business and has been serving customers since the 70’s!  After learning about this orchard, I made a […]

Chapel Hill:  Dinner and a Show

Chapel Hill:  Dinner and a Show

Explore NC – Chapel Hill: Dinner and a Show Last night my son and I went out for dinner and a show.  A few days earlier, I’d texted him I was taking him to see a one-man performance in Chapel Hill.  It had been a […]

Food: Beyú Caffè

Food: Beyú Caffè

Food Feature:  Black-Owned Business
Beyú Caffè

Last year I relocated to Durham County.  I lived in Durham in the early 90’s and I’d frequented the area over the years for Broadway shows and dining out.  Therefore, I was delighted to be back in the area.

One of the first places I visited, upon my return, was the Beyú Caffè.  Beyu Caffe-Sign-Monyas Lens-Photojournalist-Black Owned Food FeatureI’d read about this black-owned cafe, owned by Dorian Bolden, offering food, coffee, live music, and culturally relevant events.  Plus, it was located less than 10 minutes from my temporary quarters.

The Beyú is located in downtown Durham on West Main Street. This quaint cafe offers a cool vibe and a welcoming atmosphere.

Most evenings you will find something entertaining going on at the Beyú. They also offer a good selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees.

I’ve had an opportunity to attend some of the live events and sample some of their delicious dishes. This is a local establishment I would surely recommend to family and friends.

Below are just a few photos of some of the dishes I’ve tried and from some of the 2017 events I attended:

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Big Band Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders (2017 photo)
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Jazzy Shrimp and Grits

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~Monya MJ~
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NCMA Art Preview: The ‘You Are Here’ Experience

NCMA Art Preview: The ‘You Are Here’ Experience

You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experience Earlier this month I got a sneak preview of the “You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experience at the NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh. This is a mesmerizing and interactive art exhibit that’s truly worth experiencing.  […]

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change

Three Days of No Bull, Big Dreams, and Change   Recently, I attended three distinctive enlightening and energizing events.  These events occurred over the course of three days, resulting in awesome networking and advocacy opportunities. As a relatively new Durham resident, I’m looking forward to […]

Food: Another Broken Egg Cafe for Brunch

Food: Another Broken Egg Cafe for Brunch

Sunday Brunch:
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Cary, NC

I recently visited Another Broken Egg Cafe, located in Parkside Town Commons, for brunch.  I’ve been to this location twice since relocating; no complaints with the food or the service thus far.

Both times I’ve eaten at this location has been on a Sunday morning, so there’s typically a short wait.

Below you’ll find a few of our (my family) menu items:

The Biscuit Beignets are my daughter’s favorite.

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Mixed Berries Pancakes (even though one resembles a waffle)

 

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Crabs Cake Benedicts

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The B.L.A.S.T. (with baked bacon, avocado & fried green tomatoes)

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Spinach Scrambler

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If you’ve eaten at any Another Broken Egg Cafe before and have a favorite dish you’d suggest, comment below.

~MONYA MJ~
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*This is not a sponsored post.

 

It’s Been A Minute!

It’s Been A Minute!

It’s Been A Minute!   Where does the time go?  It’s been a minute since my last blog post. I was about to feature a restaurant and noticed my last post was August of last year! Yikes! I will spare you the excuses, and any […]


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