SCOUTED: Our Favorite Black-Owned Businesess

Today is the first day of Black History Month! We love supporting Black-owned businesses this month and always! We are so lucky to have an incredible assortment of Black-owned businesses in the Triad! Check out a few of our favorites!

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles

301 Martin Luther King Drive, Greensboro, NC

Our office is located right around the corner from this Greensboro staple! With options of different drizzles and smear you can truly experience a different dish every time you go! Owners Dame and Randy were college roommates and fraternity brothers at UNCG. After college, Dame opened up a catering business and found that his chicken and waffles feature was a big hit! Dame reconnected with Randy and decided to open Dame’s Chicken and Waffles! If you go on a weekend, be sure to give yourself some time for the wait! 

For more information about Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, visit

Uncle Cheesecake

3800 Tinsley Drive, Suite 111, High Point, NC

Daniel Monkonjay Gray spent years trying to perfect his favorite dessert – cheesecake! After finally coming up with the “Carolina Style Cheesecake”, he would bring his famous cheesecake to friends and family. He would experiment with different flavors which ultimately led to him hearing that he ruined store-bought cheesecakes forever! Thus, Uncle Cheesecake was born! 

Check them out in High Point or visit their website here:

Sweet Potatoes

607 North Trade Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

This award-winning restaurant located in the heart of the Winston Salem Arts District, serves unique, southern inspired uptown, down-home cooking. Owners Chef Stephanie Tyson and Hostess Vivián Joiner teamed up in 2003 to create Sweet Potatoes, a place that “friends have been made and relationships forged over a basket of fried green tomatoes and okra.” Chef Tyson is a current semi-finalist as Best Chef: Southeast Region for the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards. For more information:

Strike and Flame Candle Bar

2158 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC

Tiffany launched Strike and Flame Candle Bar in 2022 with her belief that your space should reflect your own personal style and the aroma should represent you. Her candles have no paraffin, lead, or parabens, and are not tested on animals. They are also vegan friendly! You can buy her signature candles premade or you can participate in The Pour Experience where you choose from over 50 different scents and blend them into your own unique aroma! This is a great experience you can do with your friends, or even for a group bonding exercise! Make an appointment here:

Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie 

1162 Revolution Mill Dr, Greensboro, NC 

Veneé Pawlowski is the mastermind behind the amazing pastries at Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie! If you haven’t tried their amazing cinnamon rolls, you are really, really, really missing out! You can’t go wrong with any of the choices! Veneé has amazing cinnamon roll flavors like her award-winning Bourbon Banoffee to Sweet Lemon, Strawberries & Cream, Banana Puddin’, and many more. Stop by the bakery at Revolution Mill in Greensboro, or find her rolls at various coffee trucks, coffee shops, and more! More information:

ByGood Coffee

301 Brookstown Ave Ste 300, Winston-Salem, NC

Abbey and Darrell Garner founded ByGood Coffee in 2016 in Long Island. After relocating to Winston-Salem, they decided to bring their shop with them! ByGood Coffee is focused on roasting the highest quality of specialty coffee, by consistently roasting coffee in small batches to ensure that our customers get the freshest roasted coffee delivered to them. The only thing missing from ByGood Coffee is “U”! Make sure you check out their seasonal menu for specialty crafted drinks! Check them out here:

Marjae’s Wine Bar

1107 Grecade Street, Greensboro, NC

J’Mihyia Whitsett and her wife Paris own Marjae’s Wine Bar and created it out of a need for a fun, girly, and safe environment! They offer amazing wines, cocktails, mocktails, and charcuterie boards. The space is also available for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, meetings, and private parties. They also have a mobile bar that is great for off-site events! The vibes in here are Insta-worthy and perfect for a more sophisticated night out with the girls! Check them out here: