We were blown away by everyone who nominated their favorite restaurants—there were so many Restaurant Love entries overflowing with appreciation and admiration, and we enjoyed reading each and every one of them!

There were so many, in fact, that in addition to randomly selecting five restaurants to receive $5,000, we also randomly selected 10 additional restaurants to receive $2,500 each. We also partnered with Danny Seo and the Tamron Hall Show to award three black-owned businesses $15,000 each. Read their stories below!