Jay Z’s Mother Opens Comfort Food Restaurant in New Jersey

08/11/2014 at 04:30 PM ET

Jay Z's Mother Opens Restaurant
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In addition to being the mother of one of the most famous rappers in the world, Jay Z‘s mom, Gloria Carter, can now add a new item to her list of accomplishments — opening a restaurant.

Diamondz N Da Ruff Cafe & Lounge, owned by Carter and two other New Jersey women, opened last Saturday in the city of Newark. The love of restaurants must run in the family: Jay Z is part-owner of the 40/40 Club, his New York-area lounges in Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Carter’s comfort food menu includes dishes like sliders, crab cakes and chicken wings, reports Eater. There’s also a fish sandwich (no word on whether its grilled or fried) and a house salad for the times you’re feeling more virtuous. Once the breakfast menu launches later this year, diners will have the option of pancakes, egg platters and grits, too.

Diamondz will also host a few themed days each week, including “Soul Food Sundays” and Karaoke Fridays. (We wonder how many times Jay Z and Beyoncé songs will be requested?!)

Despite the rumors that Bey and Jay’s marriage is on the rocks, the couple made an appearance at the grand opening to support Jay’s mom.

Our only question is: Does Diamondz offer any vegan dishes for the next time the couple wants to co-diet?

—Rosa Heyman

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cruella on

Terrible name for an eatery!!
#G H E T T O

Anne on

I think the name is supposed to be associated with or influenced by Hip-Hop which is not surprising given the connection of her son to the genre.

Joyce on

I have a out of the world BBQ sauce I make for my baby back ribs, my kids and all of their friends have enjoyed it for years now if you would like I would send you some to try. I really can’t tell how much of what i put in it because i just add as i cook. Good Luck with your new place. They need more of these places to eat and enjoy them self’s.
Sincerely Joyce

Anonymous on

Good for jay z mother now for jay and bey black and togther the white OH’s are mad he ‘s not on there open ever min ASS move on hurger white
shauk.

E on

Not a fan of JayZ, but for some reason I have MAD respect for his momz.

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