Ebony Austin, renowned restaurateur, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist, is excited to announce the latest milestone for her highly acclaimed grits line, Nouveau Creations by Nouveau Bar & Grill. The mouthwatering grits line is now available in 45 Food Lion stores throughout Georgia, bringing the delectable flavors of Nouveau’s iconic dishes to a wider audience. This initiative aims to support HBCU students by contributing 100 percent of all proceeds to scholarships, making higher education more accessible to aspiring scholars.

“We are thrilled that Nouveau’s grits line is now available in 45 Food Lion stores throughout Georgia,” says Austin. “We also understand that entering college can be both overwhelming and costly to both students and their families,” continues Austin, a proud HBCU graduate from Langston University. “So I am thrilled to continue our mission to help as many students fund their education. With each purchase of our grits, all proceeds will go towards providing scholarships to as many students as possible.”

Ebony Austin’s journey to success has been nothing short of inspiring. As the owner of three Nouveau Bar & Grill restaurants, a thriving food truck, and an impressive multi-million dollar real estate portfolio, Ebony stands as a testament to determination and innovation. Her award-winning hospitality ventures are a testament to her expertise and unwavering dedication.

Having fulfilled her teenage dream of opening her own restaurant in Atlanta, Ebony faced unprecedented challenges when the pandemic hit shortly after opening her first Nouveau Bar & Grill concept in College Park, GA. Despite the odds, she pivoted by adapting her business model, catering to to-go orders, and cultivating a loyal customer base. Through her unyielding dedication, Nouveau Bar & Grill not only weathered the storm but flourished and has become a staple in the Atlanta dining scene.

The restaurant’s signature dish, the Ultimate Cajun Seafood and Grits, quickly gained national acclaim. Combining char grilled shrimp, salmon, and crab meat over stone-ground grits, topped with peppers and union paired with a savory Cajun cream sauce, this culinary masterpiece has captured the hearts and palettes of patrons. This recognition paved the way for the birth of Nouveau Creations, an equally delightful grits line introduced in March 2022, offering 3 flavors: Garlic and Herb, Original, and Jalapeno Cheddar. 

The newly established Ebony Austin Foundation, Nouveau Bar & Grill of College Park and Jonesboro, and Nouveau Creations—all contribute to making a lasting difference in the lives of aspiring HBCU scholars.

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