Serial Entrepreneur Behind Trap Kitchen Oakland Is Blazing A Trail Of Community-Centric Brands

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Oscar Edwards, the serial entrepreneur whose built a legacy in Downtown Oakland, Calif., with dining and entertainment concepts like LA’s famous Trap Kitchen Oakland and the Complex Oakland concert hall, is expanding his unique empire beyond the Bay Area with a new coastal cuisine concept in Houston, Texas. Edwards’ latest restaurant venture, called “Cali”, is slated to open in Houston in January 2023. The bar/restaurant is a culinary infusion of culture, California flavors and Texas Cajun cuisine that will feature Trap Kitchen signature favorites, like their famous pineapple bowls and lobster pizza, along with specialty dishes from viral Instagram chefs and some of California’s most popular restaurants all under one roof! Cali will join a line-up of half a dozen successful businesses Edwards has created with passion and community-focused intention. The pioneering entrepreneur, who launched his first hospitality venture right out of college at the age of 22, was the youngest person of color to own a liquor license in Northern California and the first African American to own a concert venue in the state. “I have been around hospitality and marketing since I was a kid and worked in many aspects of the business from a young age,” said...

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