The recipes had been handed down by their father who ran a restaurant in Duluth again within the 70’s. It’s a household legacy the brothers need to go on.
“This has been actually our soul and who we’re. We’ve been cooking for our entire life. That is 4 a long time price of simply love, soul and coronary heart and household,” stated Solomon Witherspoon.
Their mission is to convey unity by good eats. The restaurant known as Doc Witherspoon’s Soul Meals Kitchen. It is named in reminiscence of their father, The late Reverend Sylvester Witherspoon, who’s nickname was Doc.
“We need to pay it ahead. We wish extra companies right here in Duluth and extra meals companies. We additionally need to assist black companies as properly and extra folks of shade having a enterprise in Duluth and it is about time,” stated Stephan.
It’s a brand new mission that OMC Smokehouse proprietor Tom Hanson is guiding them by.
“Our aim is to see that they recover from the monetary hurdles and roadblocks that occur once you’re making an attempt to open a enterprise and actually making all of the connections that we have had in the previous few years and passing it on,” stated Hanson.
“Tom is a real chief and leaders lead. He stepped up on our behalf and sooner or later we’ll do the identical factor, pay again ahead,” stated Solomon.
The Witherspoon brothers are internet hosting a pop-up fundraiser for the restaurant this weekend the place they’ll be promoting scrumptious household meals.
“We’ll have a corn bread dressing, fried rooster, mac and cheese, we could have candy potato pie,” stated Stephan.
“A sensible man as soon as stated closed mouths do not get fed. What we need to do will not be solely convey folks to the desk with us however we’re asking actually the Metropolis of Duluth for his or her assist and all the opposite surrounding cities as a result of financially it is some huge cash to begin one thing like this. We’re asking for assist and to come back get a pleasant huge ol stomach stuffed with some scrumptious soul meals from the soul,” stated Solomon.
The brothers stated they stay up for sharing one thing so significant with their father’s taste to it. They completed one another’s sentences as they remembered a worthwhile lesson their father gave them rising up.
“There is a saying that he stated, if a activity has as soon as begun, by no means go away it till its finished, be it labor nice or small, do it properly or under no circumstances,” stated Stephan and Solomon.
The pop-up fundraiser for the restaurant might be hosted at Peace United Church of Christ in Duluth at 1111 N 11th Ave E from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The brothers anticipate the restaurant opening in early 2021 within the Lincoln Park Craft District.