The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic resulted in stay-at-home orders for months on end, some of which are still occurring. Some of us got in shape, while others caught up on TV shows they had missed or some much-needed family time. For former UConn women’s basketball and current Chicago Sky forward/center Azura Stevens, that meant opening a food trailer with her father, Damon in her native Raleigh, North Carolina.
“Me and my dad were just thinking of something that we could do together,” Stevens said over Zoom when meeting with the media Wednesday afternoon. “We were going to do the restaurant but then we figured, let’s start with the food trailer, it’s a lot cheaper.”
And so, Same O Dame O’s was born.
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thank you to everyone who came out and showed love. we SOLD OUT on our first day & that wouldn’t have been possible without you all next Friday, June 26th we will be @ the bearded lady (1350 5th ave. #170 Garner, NC 27529), most likely in the evening but tbd, so clear your schedules thank you again & see you soon!
Damon has 20 years of experience in the culinary industry and will be running the trailer, which serves shrimp, fish and grits, three Southern staples, while Azura is playing out the WNBA season at Bradenton, Florida’s IMG Academy in their closed environment, which has been dubbed the “wubble.”
“We all work together on it — my sister, my mom included — so it’s been great,” she said. “Obviously, I’m missing being there with him right now but still very involved as much as I can be from this location.”
Same O Dame O’s will travel throughout the Raleigh area.