A Restaurateur born on October 2, 1971 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Joshua Suggs was raised by his mother Gwen and his father Chis. He was adopted 2 days after birth. The family relocated to New Jersey where Josh grew up in Highland Park. He attended Highland Park High School participating in various student activities and athletics.
Suggs went on to attend Rutgers University majoring in Economics. It was during his freshman year that he began hosting weekly dance parties at the local Down Under nightclub while working daily at a local record shop. Suggs graduated from Rutgers in 1998.
It was that summer that Suggs discovered a new location for his party promotions. Napolitano’s Restaurant, located in a beautiful historic building in New Brunswick, NJ. Suggs and his then fiance Coretta King quickly turned the ailing restaurant into a trendy social lounge on the weekends. His promotional efforts were so successful that then owner, Mike Napolitano decided to sell the property.
The two quickly seized the moment and with the help of the SBA, they purchased the building, a liquor license and began planning Delta’s. A restaurant with great traditional soulfood served upscale in an inspired chic backdrop. By the winter of 1999 the restaurant was ready to open. Customers poured in from across the tri-state region to feast on Macaroni and Cheese and enjoy fabulous live music. Suggs focus was not only to serve incredible food but to create a complete soul experience. Guests could experience live R&B and Jazz while enjoying Happy Hour, Dinner, Brunch, or a private event all night long.
In June 2003, Josh and Coretta received their first award from the NAACP for Entrepreneurs of the year. That would be followed by two trips to Steve Harvey’s “Hoodie Awards” for Best Soulfood in the Nation and a feature in the Black Enterprise Wealth for Life section
Deltas has truly become a reflection of the exquisite experience Suggs wanted to enjoy when dining out or lounging. He has continued to hone all aspects of the space and operations making Delta’s one of the most iconic southern brands in the Nation from the food to the decor and the music. Delta’s Southern Cuisine & Cocktails is the kind of restaurant where your expectations are crucial to how much you’ll enjoy yourself. If you’re looking for no-nonsense soulfood like your mom made, in an upscale atmosphere, with prices to match then you are in luck.
Delta’s is one of the best restaurants in New Brunswick. Hands down, you ever visit the area, this is THE go to place for fantastic food, drinks, and really positive atmosphere. Service is stellar, live music plays on certain nights, and they serve great portions when it comes to the food.
Speaking of the food, it’s southern food you will find to be irresistible!
Aww man… THE FOOD ! THE FOOOOOOD! Make your reservation right now. Everything we tried was 10/10. I loveeeee a good soul food spot. Great service, great music, and ambiance. I had a great experience here even the manager came to our table multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed.
The best soul food spot I’ve been to in NJ so far. Great atmosphere. You need to try this southern style restaurant, it will remind you of grandma’s home cook meals.