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Here’s the Lineup For Detroit’s First-Ever Black Restaurant Week

The series kicks off on August 21

River Bistro is participating in Detroit’s first Black Restaurant Week.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Detroit’s first-ever Black Restaurant Week kicks off next week and the official lineup of participating restaurants is finally falling into place. The week-long series runs from August 21 through August 27 featuring black-owned restaurants and bars offering special deals on meals.

The event, which was announced in July, was developed by Black Metro Eats in partnership area restaurants. The organization aims to draw more attention to black-owned and operated food and beverage businesses throughout the metro Detroit area.

The upcoming restaurant week will showcase 13 establishments mainly within Detroit proper, although the lineup does include one suburbs spot, Royal Oak’s Le Crepe. A representative from Black Metro Eats tells Eater that the several restaurants are still in talks to participate, meaning the lineup could grow. Scope out the full list of restaurants below:

Fine Dining: Three courses (Lunch at $25 per person | Dinner at $35 per person)

River Bistro
Le Crepe
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique
Ima
SavannahBlue

Casual Dining: One entree, plus two sides and a beverage ($15 per person)

Detroit Vegan Soul
1917 American Bistro
Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles
Sweet Soul Bistro
City Wings
The Jamaican Pot
Yum Village
Sweet Soul Bistro

A partial list of restaurants is currently available on the event website with details about the participating restaurants and bars and special menu options.

Additionally, downtown Detroit retail wine shop House of Pur Vin will be hosting a free wine and food pairing in conjunction with the series from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on August 24. Three local chefs, Cristal Smith (recently featured on Food Network’s Chopped), Ashley Rakestraw, and Shari Shobe will be preparing items to try alongside the wine tasting.

First-Ever Black Restaurant Week To Showcase Diversity in August [ED]
Black Metro Eats Website [Official]
All EventWire Coverage [ED]

Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes Street, , MI 48214 (313) 649-2759 Visit Website

Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois, , MI 48221 (313) 861-0229 Visit Website

Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique

7968 Kercheval Avenue, , MI 48214 (313) 267-4006 Visit Website

SavannahBlue

1431 Times Square, , MI 48226 (313) 926-0783 Visit Website

1917 American Bistro

19416 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 (313) 863-1917 Visit Website

IMA

9669 South Santa Monica Boulevard, , CA 90210 (310) 734-7829 Visit Website

River Bistro

18456 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223 313-777-9311 Visit Website

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