What connection Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Zore Neale Hurston and Walter Mosley have to Akwaaba Mansion (aside from the owner’s enthusiasm for their work) is unclear, but the Bed-Stuy B&B has rooms named for these writers, is “decorated with a literary theme,” and aims to draw an African-American crowd.
Among its offerings: “Jacuzzi tubs for two, couples massages, a Southern-style breakfast and a red velvet cake at tea time.” Rates start at $125/night.
Anybody know if the Southern breakfast and red velvet cake are good? I’ve got a hankering for cheese grits, eggs, bacon, and hash browns (the shredded kind, not “home fries”).
On second thought, you probably can’t eat at Akwaaba without staying there, the place being a bed & breakfast and all. And if I had a vacation budget, which I don’t, I wouldn’t spend it where I live.