EatOkra and New Belgium Brewing Launch ‘Dine & Drink’ Series Across Atlanta

Atlanta, GA — EatOkra, the leading app amplifying Black-owned restaurants, chefs, and food makers nationwide, will launch a Fall and Winter dining series across Atlanta, GA beginning this October, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.Beginning this October, EatOkra and New Belgium Brewing will host a series of seasonal dinners where attendees can experience a curated menu paired alongside New Belgium beers including Piano Keys Imperial Stout – a beer featuring rich and roasted specialty malts married with Atlanta’s own XOCOLATL cocoa nibs and Ugandan vanilla beans, which was brewed in collaboration with Atlanta Craft ambassador Ale Sharpton with the goal of increasing the presence and participation of marginalized communities in craft beer. The intimate dinners will also feature New Belgium favorites Dominga Mimosa Sour, Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer and Voodoo Ranger IPA.

“New Belgium Brewing is proud to partner with EatOkra to highlight and celebrate Black-owned restaurants and chefs in Atlanta. Supporting local businesses has been at the fabric of our company’s mission since our beginning. We are committed to demystifying the idea that craft beer is only for white guys so that more people and communities can enjoy it,” explains Cathy Del Monte, Atlanta Brand Activation Manager at New Belgium Brewing.

EatOkra & New Belgium Brewing’s Fall 2021 dining series will take place Thursday, October 28th from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Decatur’s own Intown Ace Hardware, featuring dishes prepared by Chef Matthew Raiford. This outdoor bash will feature an artful pairing of New Belgium’s award-winning Voodoo Ranger IPA, alongside five seasonal dishes created by acclaimed chef, farmer, and author Matthew Raiford. Attendees will receive a free copy of Chef Matthew’s new cookbook, “Bress ‘N’ N’yam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer” and giveaway entry for a chance to win a Big Green Egg All-in-One Grill. Proceeds from this event will benefit Beacon Hill Black Alliance For Human Rights. Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.

Future events will take place throughout Fall and Winter at Lake & Oak, Breakfast & Barney’s and The James, with scheduled dates to follow. To learn more or purchase tickets to future events, visit or follow @eatokratheapp on Instagram.

About EatOkra

EatOkra was founded by husband-and-wife Anthony Edwards, Jr (CEO) and Janique Edwards (COO) in Brooklyn, NY as a comprehensive, user-friendly Black-owned business directory app that makes Black food and beverage the focal point. EatOkra’s mission is to provide a food-themed directory that encourages fellowship through one specific avenue, Black food. Since their 2016 debut, EatOkra has welcomed 375,000+ users; features 9,000+ Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food trucks, bars and wineries across the U.S. are featured on the app and have been featured in the following media outlets: CuisineNoir, Forbes, Fox News Business, NBC New York, People, Thrillist and more.

About New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium was founded in 1991 in Fort Collins, Colo., by Kim Jordan, a social worker, who built her company the only way a social worker would: People first. From the beginning, New Belgium established norms that were and still are rare in the business world: fully paid healthcare premiums for all coworkers, paying a living wage, open-book management, renewable energy sourcing, a free onsite medical clinic staffed by a doctor trained in trans medicine, and much more – practices that, all together, represent a unique ‘human-powered’ business model that has expanded over the years, especially in advocating for human-powered business practices among larger companies. New Belgium expanded to Asheville, N.C., in 2016; Denver, Colo., in 2018, and San Francisco in 2021, and is currently the fastest-growing craft brewer in America. The company is famous for its flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale, along with year-round favorites like Voodoo Ranger IPA (America’s #1 IPA brand), Dominga Mimosa Sour, and La Folie Sour Brown Ale; as well as an award-winning wood-aged sour program and innovative limited release beers. To learn more about the full product lineup and New Belgium’s Human Powered Business model, visit

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