February/March 2023: The Influencers Issue

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It's January (as I write this, anyway), and so naturally I've got my New Year's resolutions on my mind. My No. 1 goal for 2023 is simply to treat myself � mind, body and soul � better. If I'm being honest, 'm failing at the moment. I had one glorious day where I felt at ease and tried to keep the momentum going, but inevitably I fell back into some lousy routines. I literally just ate a cookie for breakfast (not knocking it if that's your jam; it just probably shouldn't be mine)...

5th Annual influencers issue cover
— Executive Editor Amanda MacLaren

Zweli's Kitchen: A Love Story

our state

He was smitten with the flavors of her Zimbabwean cooking. She was intrigued by his rural North Carolina upbringing. Together, they created a life in Durham - and a namesake restaurant that was the first of its kind in the entire country.

Restaurateurs Leo and Zweli Williams have built their reputation in Durham...
— Mark Kemp

Zweli's Ekhaya Coming to American Tobacco Campus - Spring/Summer 2022!

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For Zweli and Leonardo 'Leo' Williams, the gamble of opening the nation's first Zimbabwean restaurant and focusing their operations on both tireless community-building and a peerless dining experience has resulted in a list of superlatives to wrap clear across the globe

Zweli's Ekhaya, an enclosed and stylized high-end tapas restaurant focused on Bantu-fusion...

Zweli's Owners Focus on Bantu Communities for Next Durham Restaurant

Eater Carolinas

Restaurateurs Zweli and Leonardo Williams opened Zimbabwean restaurant Zweli's in 2018, and now they will expand with a second establishment named Ekhaya.

Plates at Zweli's.
— Erin Perkins

Zweli's expands with American Tobacco Campus location

Wral News

The owners behind Zweli's, a family-owned Zimbabwean restaurant, will open Zweli's Ekhaya in the old Saladelia space in the Crowe Lobby, ATC announced Monday.

The owners behind Zweli's
— Wral News

Popular Durham restaurant is relocating to Brightleaf Square

Wral News

TThe owners behind Zweli's, a family-owned Zimbabwean restaurant, announced via social media on Sunday that it would be the last day of operation at their original location at Oakcreek Village.

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— Wral News