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Articles / In ‘Black, White, and The Grey,’ Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano Dig Deep

In ‘Black, White, and The Grey,’ Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano Dig Deep

Published October 21, 2021

A Q&A with the partners who’ve created the beloved restaurant

In Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and Beloved Restaurant, John O. (Johno) Morisano and chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, describe how they navigate a business partnership and found unexpected friendship through collaboration on their restaurant housed in what had been a segregated Greyhound bus station. Neither were from Savannah, with Morisano originally from Staten Island and Bailey from New York, but in opening The Grey in their adopted hometown, it became a national sensation, drawing accolades well beyond its debut.

Now, they’re taking the next step of their journey on a national book tour. This month, the duo will visit 11 cities to discuss Black, White, and The Grey. The Bittman Project spoke with them about their past, their journey forward, and their hopes for the future.

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