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)
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique
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
The Jamaican Pot
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.
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