Jimmy Pearls | Oscar Johnson and Daryl Cooper are the chefs and proprietors of Jimmy Pearls in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both of them are originally from the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, which is located in the state of Virginia. The two chefs collaborate to create a meticulously constructed southern menu that is centered on the culinary traditions of Coastal and Piedmont Virginia, as recounted through the lens of the African diaspora.
It is an ode to Virginia soul and all about shedding light on culturally dense cuisine that honors the ancestors, Virginia‘s rich legacy of black food, and speaks to the personal experiences of the chefs. Jimmy Pearls is an ode to Virginia soul and all about shedding light on culturally dense cuisine.
Their dishes are inspired by the rich culinary heritage of African Americans as well as the traditions of their families, which are entrenched in Virginia as well as other parts of the United States and the world.