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Detroit Black Restaurant Week Returns For a Second Year

Check out lineup of restaurants and food events

Jerk chicken wings piled on a wood plank with shredded red cabbage and a slice of lime from Coop at Detroit Shipping Company.
Jerk chicken wings at Coop in Detroit Shipping Company.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Detroit Black Restaurant Week is returning next week for a second year with a fresh lineup of restaurants, bars, and events. The series highlights black-owned businesses both inside Detroit and the greater metro area and runs from August 20 through August 26. Throughout the week, diners can feast on single and multi-course meals for a special price.

The 2018 lineup features a range of flavors from udon noodles to Jamaican curry to crepes. Nack’s at Third Street Bar, the Yum Village food truck, Caribbean chicken vendor Coop, and the Block are among 12 participating restaurants and bars. The meals at participating restaurants are available on a sliding scale with a set menu. Food trucks will offer a Black Restaurant Week special for $10 with an entree, two sides, and a drink; casual restaurants will feature a $15 meal with one course, two sides, and a drink; and fine dining restaurants will have a mandatory three-course dinner priced at $25 to $35 with optional lunch specials also available.

Michelle and Chris Gerard

Additionally, BlackMetroEats event organizer Kwaku Osei-Bonsu has planned a black-owned food truck rally at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard on Saturday, August 18, according to the Detroit Free Press. Chef Maxcel Hardy of Coop and River Bistro will also be serving a three-course dinner at Coop inside Detroit Shipping Company on Monday, August 20 featuring conch salad, churros with coconut and caramel sauce, and a choice of crispy grouper fritters, grilled corn, coconut rice and peas, or jerk chicken. Tickets are $27 per person with seatings beginning at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Check out all the details on menus and participating restaurants at the BlackMetroEats website.

Detroit Black Restaurant Week Website [Official]
First-Ever Black Restaurant Week To Showcase Diversity in August [ED]
Here’s the Lineup For Detroit’s First-Ever Black Restaurant Week [ED]
Detroit Black Restaurant Week Returns With More Events [Freep]
Detroit Black Restaurant Week Announces Its Lineup [MT]
All EventWire Coverage [ED]

River Bistro

Renaissance Center, , MI 48243 (313) 568-8110

Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro Street, , MI 48201 (313) 462-4973 Visit Website

The Block

3919 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 832-0892 Visit Website