Houston Black Restaurant Week is kicking off its second annual spring culinary series, April 17-30. Due to the large turnout in support last year, Black Restaurant Week is extending to two weeks and will be expanding to Atlanta, Georgia!
“Last year, over $50,000 was generated back into the Houston economy,” says Warren Luckett, Houston Black Restaurant Week Chair. “We want to continue to keep our Black businesses thriving. Extending Black Restaurant Week to two weeks, economically, will help bring in more revenue and support to the community and the participating restaurants that need it.”
This year, proceeds from each plate ordered will benefit Blue Triangle, a local non-profit in need of renovating its community commercial kitchen.
Foodies will be able to eat their hearts out with options from an ever-growing list of participating Black owned restaurants featuring unbelievable price options for brunch, lunch and dinner! Diners can enjoy casual dining options for $15 – $25 per person, and fine dining options from $35 to $45 per person. Similar to last year, Houstonians will be able to experience a series of events that showcase the city’s diverse culinary scene and spotlight various industries from catering to bartending.
Aroma is an educational event restaurant consulting series and plated panel of restaurant industry and business leaders who will share their knowledge about entering the franchise restaurant business.
Nosh is a best bites themed showcase featuring African and African-American Caterers in the Houston area.
Art of Flavor is a special, intimate pop-up dining experience highlighting the art of food with a special guest chef.
Power of the Palate is a bartending competition. Watch some of Houston’s top bartenders create craft concepts using fresh produce from local black farmers.
Soundbites is Houston Black Restaurant Week’s newest event, a food truck park. Attendees will enjoy soundbites with best sounds by local DJs and food featuring black-owned food trucks.
Restaurants, chefs, caterers and bartenders interested in participating in Houston Black Restaurant Week can find more information here.
About Black Restaurant Week
Black Restaurant Week is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the United States of America. Using a combination model of awareness and education event, Black Restaurant Week will stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms across the United States. To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, Black Restaurant Week aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and are foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines.
Blue Triangle (formally the first branch of Houston’s YWCA), was founded during World War I. The organization grew out of the pressing need for a central meeting place where women and girls of color could safely meet, learn and recreate. The center has a long history of providing programs and activities for children and adults, daycare, Bible Class, art, drama and dance classes for the Houston community. Leisure learning and social activities made Blue Triangle “the social spot” for Houston’s people of color. Breakfast With Santa, and Reunion Dinners were just a few of the center’s annual events. The location was certified-Texas Registered Historical Site in May 2002, and continues its legacy to thrive as a valuable asset to the Third Ward Community.