Night Out At Folukie’s

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Folukie is a new restaurant adjacent to Masjid Khalifah. It’s an excellent spot to take your spouse for a romantic cozy evening.  The owners, Sister Folukie Fatima Prosper and her son Joel Pierre embrace you with a warm hospitable manner and serve delicious cuisine with a homely touch.

The restaurant, located at 1168 Bedford Avenue in the Heart of Bedford- Stuyvesant hosted Muslims this past Eid with class and pizzazz in a Halal fashion.

Listening to the sounds of live jazz by Muslim entertainers, you’ll feel at home with your community. This past Eid which happened to fall on New Years Eve, Sister Folukie and her family gave Muslims an opportunity to take their non-Muslim families away from the crazy New Years Eve celebrations, and instead had them celebrate in a safe and relaxing environment.

“I love what I do and I want my guests to enjoy their experience here from start to finish,” Folukie says. The business first opened in the beginning of last Ramadan September 29th and since then has been a huge success. The touch of hospitality and family warmth is defined all the way, from the art decorations on the wall to the bricks of the building.

Brother Joel built the restaurant with the help of another brother. Understanding the need for Muslims to have choices for places to take their family out, every member of the family involved works diligently to make sure that their guests are completely satisfied.

Folukie, a Yoruba name from Nigeria means “placed in god’s care.” The name itself tells the story of her painful journey after her husband’s sudden death. “Imam Ayub and his wife and other members of the community were there for me 100 percent after he died,” she fondly recollects.

Her spirit and her faith truly shines through her and her family and no matter what problems you are worrying about, after you visit her restaurant, you will feel a sense of relief. Her cuisine is a Trinidadian-Senegalese menu and quite affordable. Each bite takes you on a journey through Africa and the Caribbean and your body transcends through  time and space.
No matter what part of the Diaspora you come from--or even if you are not—I greatly encourage you to visit Folukie.
Brother Joel  is in the process of trying to coordinate events throughout the week for people to bring their families to enjoy. Every Thursday night is open mic poetry night and starting January 28th there will be jazz night every weekend.

The restaurant is open every day from 7am for breakfast until 11pm or sometimes midnight depending on the turn out and the event. Muslims are welcome in her restaurant to book them for special events such as birthday celebrations, anniversaries, or any occasion that you need. Everything is of course Halal.

To find out more about the restaurant you can call them at (718) 623-3623. They plan to have a website with a calendar of daily events in the near future.

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