Whether you're a native Washingtonian or just live in the District, chances are you're familiar with the world-famous Florida Avenue Grill that's located at 11th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest DC. "The Grill" as some fondly call it is not just a place to get a good home-cooked meal, but it's a place that's filled with love and a sense of friendliness that will definitely make you come back again and again. It possesses such a family-oriented and relaxed atmosphere that customers often forget about the problems in their lives and concentrate more on the food. The Grill is a place where you can be comfortable, be yourself, and feel more like a "friend" then a "customer."
Behind this wonderful establishment stands a very strong man, filled with ambition, perseverance, patience, and virtue. Lacey C. Wilson, Jr. is an icon and a legend in the DC community and he also happens to be the person at the helm of the Florida Avenue Grill for the past 35 years. Mr. Wilson admits that owning the Florida Avenue Grill has been a blessed experience, but not always easy. He says, "A business is like a garden, you have to cultivate it."