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Fab Couples

February, 2022

The Best Soul Food Spot in Every State

February, 2022

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Chew on This: Vivian’s Soul Food Reopens with a Bigger Space

January 30, 2020


Full House at Vivian’s Soul Food for a Bernie 2020 Party with Stacy Walker

December 20, 2019


Enjoy a Taste of the South at Vivian’s Soul Food

September 11, 2019

Tourism Cedar Rapids

Eat, Drink and Enjoy

August 16, 2019

Restaurant Magic Podcast

Husband and Wife Team Explain How Their Dream Turned into Reality (podcast interview)

April 6, 2019

Southern living

The Best Fried Chicken in Every State

May, 2019


Little Village Recommends Vivian’s Soul Food

February 19, 2020

104.5 KDAT

Five Things That Iowa Needs to Put on it’s Christmas List

December 3, 2018

Black Excellence

101 Black Owned Restaurants You Need To Try In All 50 States!

August 10, 2018

94.1 KRNA

Eastern Iowa’s Best Diners, drive-ins and Dives

July 9. 2018

Cousine noir

Great Fried Chicken Road Trip: Where to Stop for the Best in America

July 3, 2018

Travel Noir

The Best Black-Owned Restaurants In America

​March 5, 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Family recipes shine at Vivian's Soul Food in Cedar Rapids

December 21, 2017


2021 Gazette Business Award

Eastern Iowa Gazette, September 2021 

3x Recipient: Best Soul Food in the CRANDIC

Little Village (2019, 2020, 2021)

40 Women to Watch

Iowa Restaurant Association, ​November 2020 

2019 Business Empowerment Award

NAACP, September 2019


3x #1 Recommended Restaurant in Iowa (2019, 2020, 2021)


People Love Us on YELP Award (2019, 2021)

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