Thousands “liked” and hundreds commented on the photo of Cia Carter of Miss Carter’s Kitchen after the Ravens quarterback visited her soul food place in search of banana pudding Friday. Jackson and some of his teammates didn’t find the pudding, but they spent about $500 on her other dishes at the West Baltimore eatery.
Carter, a Sandtown native, told The Baltimore Sun she wasn’t bothered by the backlash Sunday morning.
“They’re angry at me and they’re blaming me,” Carter said by phone. “I don’t get it, but I have a lot of supporters.”
Carter, who spoke to The Sun as she worked inside of her Edmondson Avenue location, said she’s “just in my kitchen doing what I do every day.”
Carter opened her first restaurant on North Liberty Street in 2017, and before that she cooked from home and delivered the food to customers. In 2018, she opened the West Baltimore location of Miss Carter’s Kitchen that the Ravens visited Friday. In the next few months, Carter plans to debut a sit-down restaurant in the downtown area.
Ravens fans online are now “cooling down” after the loss, Carter said, and she’s beginning to see more people comment again to share their appreciation for her business. She wants people to “really look at what you’re saying and what you’re doing,” because talking “down on a business because a team lost a game is nonsense” and “stupidity,” she said.