Friends Angelique Ribeiro, 35, Christine Collins, 31, and Jasmine Wittingham, 26, bonded while working in the restaurant business together and soon realized they shared the dream of one day owning their own foodie hotspot. Together they came up with the idea for 9th Ave Street Food, an artsy and hip food stand with a rotating menu of international street foods. They hired local tastemaker Chef Woda on the grill and opened for business in October 2015. By November business was already booming, so ESSENCE Eats host Charli Penn paid the ladies a visit for a chance to see all of that Black Girl Magic in action.
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