SAVANNAH, Ga (WTOC) – Another travel food series is coming to Netflix, and you might spot a familiar restaurant this time around.
Kalifa Shabazz is the daughter of restaurateurs Yusuf and Estella.
She told us what it was like growing up in the restaurant industry and how it inspired her to use what she learned in college to help the family business.
“It was great. I have a lot of wisdom, a lot of experience, a lot of business experience just being there and growing up,” Kalifa said.
When she graduated, Kalifa set up a website and social media accounts for Shabazz Seafood. She said the online presence is what helped them get noticed by the producers of this new Netflix show. “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” Features a Social Media Personality and Food Critic Known as “Daym Drops”
Kalifa says the producers called last summer and started filming early last fall.
“It was a random phone call during the summer, and my dad, the owner, Mr. Yusuf Shabazz called me and said, ‘Hey, he’s a producer calling. I don’t know what it’s for, ”Kalifa said. “I called him back and he explained to me what the show was about. We loved the concept and took it from there. The experience was new. Nothing like this that we have never seen before. Mostly a nationwide streaming network that goes down to Savannah at the corner of MLK and Victory Drive. It was a different experience, and therefore something we will always cherish forever.
“Fresh, Fried & Crispy” premieres June 9 on Netflix.
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