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Black Restaurant Week

Source: BRW / Black Restauraunt Week

Black Restaurant Week LLC (BRW), the nation’s largest black-owned eight-city food celebration, will seduce thousands of foodies with Houston’s hottest restaurants, food trucks, executive chefs and mixologists from April 14-28 while calling attention to the inequalities for minorities in the food and beverage industry.

During its two-week run in Houston, BRW will partner with local, black-owned restaurants to offer prix fixe menus for customers. In addition to the restaurant offerings, BRW will host a variety of culinary events, including pop-up dinners, informational and expo-style events designed to expand awareness and increase support for black culinary professionals.

“There is still more work to be done when it comes to inclusion in the food and beverage industry. African-Americans make up only eight percent of restaurant owners and managers in the U.S.,” Black Restaurant Week founder Warren Luckett said. “Food is what connects us all. It’s the common ground we can all embrace to continue our call for inclusion.”

The 2019 lineup features some of Houston’s best spots, which includes James Beard-nominated restaurants like Indigo and hidden gems like Ate Kitchen. Other participants include:

  • Ate Kitchen
  • Alfreda’s Soul Food
  • B’s Wine Bar
  • Burns Burger ShackBurns Original BBQ
  • Cafe 4212
  • Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill
  • Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Seafood
  • Esther’s Signature Dish
  • Etta’s Kitchen
  • The French Fry House
  • Houston’s This Is It Soul Food
  • Indigo
  • Kulture
  • Lucille’s
  • Mikki’s Cafe
  • Neyow’s Creole Cafe
  • Ogun Art + Wine
  • Phil and Derek’s Restaurant and Lounge
  • Poitín Bar & Kitchen
  • Prospect Park Restaurant South (Galleria)
  • Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack
  • Reggae Hut
  • Soul Food Vegan
  • Sugar’s Cajun Cuisine
  • Sunshine’s Vegetarian Deli
  • Taste Bar & Kitchen
  • Taste of Nigeria
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe (Woodlands)
  • Turkey Leg Hut

“It may be our fourth year, but feeling the love and pride from the community and small business owners when we put on these events will never get old,” Black Restaurant Week founder Warren Luckett said. “Whether it’s discovering a new love for West African pepper soups or finally sourcing the perfect caterer for your wedding, we really strive to ensure our events are diverse and have something for everyone.”

For the schedule, visit Black Restaurant Week’s official website.

 

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