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Have You Heard? 2017 Birmingham Black Restaurant Week Is Now Underway!

Birmingham continues to make its mark as a signature city for lively food, culture and entertainment. With new restaurants continuing to open their doors here’s a chance to check out the new venues by participating in Birmingham Black Restaurant Week. Birmingham Black Restaurant Week is a dining opportunity for Black-owned restaurants and eateries to offer deals from their signature menus all while bringing in new customers and raising awareness. Native to its original concept of Black Restaurant Week, this weeklong edition of black restaurant marketing was created to showcase many minority owned businesses all over the nation, as all cities are encouraged to promote their own local theme. Birmingham’s theme…“Eat Empower and Engage!”

Local participating restaurants include: American Ranch House, Yo Mama’s Restaurant, Destiny’s On the One, Apple Dumpling Bar, Perfect Note, Tillies Café, Jakes Soul Food, Waffle Works, Kat’s Kreation, 1918 Catering. Connoisseurs can expect to enjoy $15.00 two course lunches and $25.00 three course dinners. Councilor Marcus Lundy, Chair of the Economic Development Budget and Finance Committee, lauded the efforts of minority participation during Birmingham Black Restaurant Week and says that he hopes these efforts will help increase the diversity in restaurant entrepreneurship.

“Birmingham Black Restaurant Week helps promote the importance of socio-economic opportunities within our city, and that’s a crucial role in the scope of economic development planning,” Councilor Lundy said. “Citizens also have an opportunity to dine in restaurants that they may not have not known about, and this in itself reflects the true culture of Birmingham.”

For more information on all participating restaurants be sure to log on to blackrestaurantweek.com.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.