Eight months ago I started talking about the move back home “One of the reasons for me to move back home is to show that black chefs are here,” Hardy, 33, said over a plate of his honey-spiced fried chicken at his soon-to-open bistro in a not totally converted former fried chicken joint.
“There are black chefs out there that are just as good as any other chefs, but we get fewer opportunities,” he continued. “What I wanna do in the city is open the doors to these chefs that didn’t have the opportunities I did.”
The way he tells it, Hardy grew up on Detroit’s west side – not far from where River Bistro is set to debut in a few weeks – with dreams of becoming an NBA star. Thanks @detroitfreepress for the love!!! #chef #detroitfreepress, #riverbistrobistrodetroit, #riverbistro @mkurlyandchik