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There’s still time to head to Disney Springs this month and sample the foods available to celebrate Black History Month.
There is everything from savory dishes to sweet desserts to soulful drinks. Some people stay longer than February, but if you want to enjoy it for sure, go there before the end of the month.
Polite Pig with French Fries and Chicken Pickles
Chef Sirio Alexandre has recreated the traditional Haitian dishes his mother used to make when he was a kid in Haiti. Bone-in chicken marinated in mojo and finished off with a fryer. Served with fried plantains and pickles (pickled cabbage, carrots and green peppers). A generous portion is topped with avocado aioli. $19.
Polite Pig also serves Uncle Nearest Whiskey. This is from a black-owned distillery named after Nathan “Nearest” Greene, the country’s first recorded African-American master distiller.
D-Luxe Burger’s Spicy Caribbean Jerk Burger
Sink your teeth into a Caribbean feast created by culinary cast member Kate to celebrate her legacy. The Spicy Caribbean Jerk Burger includes two of her signature blend patties with spicy jerk aioli, pineapple mango salsa, pepperjack cheese, plantain sticks, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions. $12.99.
Ms. Dee’s Fried Sweet Potato Pie at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Dundra “Dee” Roll, Executive Chef of Patina Restaurant Group, draws on Bahamian heritage to infuse island flavors into this mouth-watering dish. The sweet potato-filled pastry is topped with cinnamon sugar, maple bourbon sauce, and roasted pecan crumble.$10.
Chicken on the Egg at Jock Lindsay’s Hunger Bar
This dish includes six deviled eggs topped with bite-sized pieces of buttermilk fried chicken and served with hot honey sauce. $15
Ganachery’s soulfully sweet fine pralines
Joe Gardner of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is the inspiration behind this sweet treat. Musical notes are attached to the sweets. 10.
Soulful Tiana at Amoretto’s Patisserie
Disney’s first black princess, Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, was honored with her very own petite cake. If you want one of these masterpieces, get to Disney Springs early. Only 50 are made per day. $22.
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Vivoli il Gelato coffee pot gelato
You must be 21 or older to enjoy this gelato. 50% of it is made with his coffee stout from Green Bench Brewing Company, a black-owned brewery based in St. Petersburg. $7.75 for one scoop.
Carver’s Peanut Butter Explosion
Vivoli il Gelato also has this gelato milkshake made for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. Peanut butter gelato with chocolate sauce topped with chocolate fudge and peanut layered chocolate cake. $18.75.
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