Former Rattler opens local food business

Rakyrah Edwards, owner of Inkyrable Eats. Photo by Aaron Robertson

With all the changes happening so quickly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some students can’t go home to quarantine and are forced to remain on campus during this lockdown.

Many students won’t be able to see their families this year for Easter. However, a local business may have you covered.

Inkyrable Eats, a local business and restaurant created by a formerFlorida A&M student, will be preparing meals for Resurrection Sunday this year, perfect for those who are staying in Tallahassee until the end of social distancing. 

Rakyrah Edwards, the owner of Inkyrable Eats, was born and raised in Chicago. She decided to move to Tallahassee to further her education and enrolled at Florida A&M University in the fall of 2018. 

garlic bread stuffed with Cajun shrimp pasta. Photo by Edwards

It wasn’t long before Edwards parted ways with FAMU and began a new journey at Keiser University in Tallahassee. It was there that she decided to switch career paths to one that she was more passionate about — culinary.

“I decided to follow my own dreams and not the expectations of my family,” Edwards said. 

Her family wanted her to graduate with a college degree. However, she had other plans. Edwards was inspired to start cooking after watching her grandmother and grandfather cook for their family. Her grandfather also owned a catering business on the south side of Chicago called Just Wright Catering.

Inkyrable Eats offers delicious American and Southern cuisines like Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, stuffed chicken breast, and Southern baked macaroni and cheese. 

“I had the shrimp and grits from Inkyrable Eats and fell in love,” said Deitrik Johnson, a frequent FAMU visitor. “Anytime I come into town, I have to place an order.”

Edwards also owns a wig customization business called Trace My Lace. 

“It’s your life and you have to live it accordingly. You don’t always have to listen to what is right, but what your heart desires,” Edwards said.

Although Edwards doesn’t offer any dine-in options right now, students and other residents can have food delivered, or they can pick up at her location right off campus. Her days of operation are currently Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

For more information on how to order, contact Edwards on Instagram @Inkyrableeats or at 312-833-8728. You can also place an order through her online ordering system at

Crab cakes with a remoulade sauce. Photo by Edwards