Grand Opening Celebration for "New" Carolina Kitchen Restaurant! Now offering Plant Base Food Options!
On Friday October 20, 2023, Dr. Lance London celebrated the "Grand Opening" of a New Carolina Kitchen Restaurant that now offers guests' Plant Base Food options.
A good business owner recognizes the needs of their customers and works to provides the need. Dr. London answered the "Request" of his customers!
Photo Curtesy of Joshua with Crank Media
This Grand Opening event was an event fit for Royalty! Who's Who in the DMV area was definitely in the building for this celebratory event. The Grand Opening Celebration also included a Birthday Celebration for Dr. Lance London as well!
In 1996, Dr. London opened his first Carolina Kitchen Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD and today the Carolina Kitchen Restaurant Brand has 5 locations in and around the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Some of the restaurant favorites include their "Signature" Southern Fried Chicken, Creole Grill Salmon, Cajun Grilled Pork-Chop and BBQ Chicken.
Mega Entrepreneur GIANT, Dr. Lance London, born in the District of Columbia and raised in Prince George's County, is not only a successful Restaurateur but Dr. London also owns and operates a successful Pet Company called, NeVetica Your Pets Choice, Care-products for pets.
In 2012 Carolina Kitchen won the "Hoodie Award" for Best Soul Food Restaurant, a Neighborhood Award Show created by Talk Show Host and Radio Personality Steve Harvey. Carolina Kitchen continues to capture both new and old customers with their Southern Comfort food selections.
The Carolina Kitchen Brand continues to forge ahead creating a permanent placement in people's mind. "When you have a taste for a good Southern Cuisine meal, you know to come to Carolina Kitchen!" The New Carolina Kitchen Restaurant is located at 9009 Central Ave Capital Heights, MD.
The GRAND Opening
Guests gathered, waiting for the arrival of Dr. London, in a decked-out event tent transformed into an elegant ballroom space, outline with dinner tables set for 6, clothed in black linen with red napkins on one side and high-top tables dressed in black linen on the other side of the space. There were 2 bars situated in opposite ends of the room with a succulent fruit exhibit nestled in the corner of the space. To the far let a buffet line, dressed in red & black linen sat prepared and ready to welcome guests. In the front, a stage was dressed and ready for the arrival of the "Man of the Hour" & DJ E-Square was situated left of the stage ready to entertain the guests. Black and Gold Balloons columns outlined the space and a Carolina Kitchen "STEP & REPEAT" and a Red Carpet welcomed Guests at the entrance of the door.
Photo Curtesy of The Savvy Event Guru
This "Grand" affair included the BEST of Who's Who in the DC Metropolitan Area. The likes of RADIO GIANT, Russ Parr and Miss Jamie Foster Brown, CEO of Sisters 2 Sisters Magazine attended this event.
Other amazing guests included City Executive Angela Alsobrooks, States Attorney Aisha Braveboy, Love & Marriage DC Stars, Jamie & Erana Tyler, Bestie Roger Gore, owner of Alisar Vodka, Larry Founder and owner of Lorraines Premium BBQ Sauce, Show Producer Ron Cooke, Designer Michael Lombari, Make-Up Artist to Oprah Winfrey Derrick Rutledge, CEO & Owner of DC Fashion Week Mr. Ean Williams, BET Photographer & Lead Photographer for DC Fashion Week Phelan Marc, Celebrity Photographer Ms. Jackie Hicks, President & CEO of GO Management LLC George Onyenyeonwu, Models from the Model Agency Models Inc, were in the building, as well.The Emcee of the Night was the 2023 Kingdom Ambassador for White House Prayer for Our Nation and one of Dr. London's Best Friends, Dr. Renee' Allen, Aka The Peoples Emcee in the DMV.
Roger Gore, owner of Alisar Vodka and also bestie to Dr. Lance London, supplied the "Spirts" for the evening.
To say, that it would be hard to describe the emotions and feelings of being in the room for this magnificent occasion, would be an understatement! There was a lot of BIG Energy in the room to include a lot of Love and admiration for Dr. Lance London.
"The CHAMP is here! " The CHAMP is here!" shouted Dr. Renee' Allen aka, The Peoples Emcee.
After the "Man of the Hour" made his way through the crowd, guests made their way to the stage to take in the program for the evening.
Senator Joanne Benson of the 24th District for Prince George's County, (where the new Carolina Kitchen restaurant is located) joined Dr. Lance London on Stage and had some profound and beautiful words to say for Dr. London on this occasion.
States Attorney, Aisha Braveboy then joined Dr. London on stage and presented Dr. London with a Salutation from Prince George's County. Dr. Lance London has made a tremendous contribution to not only Prince George's County but to the State of Maryland as a whole. He has provided jobs for families and has made a major impact on the lives of others.
It's Ribbon Cutting TIME!
After all Stage formalities were completed, to include a prayer for the delectable buffet of food that was prepared for the occasion, guests gathered to the entrance of the NEW Restaurant for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony portion of the event!Once the NEW Restaurant was official, guests were then invited inside the restaurant to view and take in the scenes, exceptional decor and the sounds of the live music on stage.
The New Carolina Kitchen Restaurant provides a luxury feel with its suede seating waiting area and custom framed booths for guests seating opposite the separate immaculate dining area. Music Artist from several genres populated the walls of the establishment. The colors chosen for this new location possess a warm and cozy feel, inviting for guests.
In the space, guests were greeted with passed hors d' oeuvre, with the option of the buffet line as well.
Guests indulged in flavorful menu items, to include Lobster Tails, Crab Legs, Black eye peas, Potato Salad, Bake Beans, etc.
The night could not be complete without the celebration of the Birthday Honoree and the singing of the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" song to Dr. Lance London!
Photo Curtesy of The Savvy Event Guru
This was a night of Celebration, a night of shared love and admiration for an inspirational Man who has paved the way for many in and around the DC Metropolitan Area. Great, Food, Good Laughs, Good Company and a Great Cause for Celebration.