There are always great social events for Atlantans to attend on Friday night. However, this month’s lead event is perfect for food lovers. Black Restaurant Week is an annual event held in Atlanta during the beginning of the Fall to celebrate Black Chefs and the traditional and new flavors of African American & Caribbean cuisine.
This is a perfect event for professionals in the food industry and tastemakers to experience delicious food and crafted cocktails with ingredients from local Black-Owned Farms.
“A lot of times, our communities want to support these Black-owned restaurants, but they just don’t know how to or where to. At least having a two-week campaign every year coming to the market will always be an incubator or a springboard … to drive traffic. It’s all about the story of soul food … and the culture and the impact that it has within our community. There are so many different narratives. I’m really excited to be in a position to tell all these stories”, stated Warren Luckett, founder of Black Restaurant Week.
This year’s participating restaurants include: Boogalou Restaurant Lounge, Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar, Nacy’s Pizza, Rosie’s Coffe Cafe, and The Spice House.
The festivities include, ‘Art of Flavor: Atlanta Pop Up Dinner’ presented by Chef Scotley Innis. The event will feature a four-course meal paired with South African wines. The following night will showcase Atlanta’s premier caterers which will provide savory African and Caribbean Cuisine include bites for all including vegetarians and vegans. The last event concludes the following Saturday with ‘Soundbites’ where food lovers can enjoy live music and food trucks.
The full lineup of events and tickets are available at www.atlbrw.com.
Black Restaurant Week is also available in Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, and Los Angeles.