Monthly Meetup Inspires Plant-Based Pop-Up

Since March, black creatives, entrepreneurs, and millennials have joined together for Convened: The Dropping Pin Meetup. The monthly meetings, led by Dropping Pin’s founder David White, Jr., are now a popular minority-based networking event and it recently inspired a plant-based pop-up.

The Dropping Pin has been an online platform to inspire millennials of color to travel and experience the world. Through pictures, videos, live streaming, and a blog post White effortlessly embraces all of what the Holy City has to offer. “Through word-of-mouth and social media, Convened continues to grow…and so does the number of inquiries we receive about hosting the meetups somewhere more vegan-friendly,” White expressed.

So, to kick off the fall/winter season, White will host Convened on Sunday, September 29, 2019. In collaboration with his longtime friend Sterling “Chef Sterl” Chisolm, the pop-up will feature a fun and bold menu including Sweet Potato Skins, Notchos, Pulled porkless, and Loaded Mac N Cheez. Chef Sterl has been cooking for over 12 years and made the decision to become vegan after realizing diseases we suffer have a lot to do with what we put in our body. His goal is to make delicious dishes that are not intimidating to novice vegans.

Convened: The Dropping Pin’s Vegan Pop-Up will begin at 5 p.m. at the Rib Guy restaurant (396 Huger Street). Admission is free and there are no reservations required. Menu items, which are priced at $9-$13, will be available on a first come-first served basis. For more information, visit

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