Chefs and Restaurants

Alternative Spaces Offer Room for Community and Creativity

Liz Grossman

When Chef Q. Ibraheem held her first secret underground dinner back in 2015, she chose a Black-owned antique shop in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood for the intimate locale. Despite not having a staff or social media presence, it sold out in minutes. From there she hosted ticketed dinners on freight trains and in art galleries and private homes (one of which I was lucky enough to attend;...