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Black Cafe Week spotlights Houston’s culinary stars in April

Black Cafe Week Houston returns to the city, highlighting the culinary achievements and legacies of nearby Black-owned organizations.

Extra than 100 location eating places are ready to provide up signature and specialty dishes for the party that commences April 1 and operates by means of April 10. Diners can uncover all participating eating places on the website, which displays the sorts of food stuff from just about every location and in several situations menus and specials that will be available through the operate of Black Restaurant Week.

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This 12 months marks the seventh once-a-year cafe 7 days in Houston. While some of Black Cafe Week’s preferred programming was curtailed through the pandemic, the event returns with a entire lineup of in-cafe eating. Warren Luckett, who launched Black Cafe Week with companions Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson, stated this year’s dining party will shine a considerably-desired light-weight on the city’s Black culinary professionals. 


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“They were being strike tough just like the rest of the sector,” Luckett stated. “Houston’s Black culinary scene is alive and well and 1 of the finest representations of Black meals in the region.”

Some of the participating eating places include things like nearby favorites such as Alfreda’s Soul Meals, Frenchy’s, Davis Avenue at Hermann Park, Craft Burger, Fainmous BBQ, Flavor Bar + Kitchen area, Twisted Grilled cheese, Interesting Runnings Jamaican Grill, ChopnBlok, Lucille’s, The Breakfast Klub, Thirteen, Mico’s Scorching Hen, Esther’s Cajun Café, and Reggae Hut.

Supporting these Black-owned restaurants will help bolster the city’s various food stuff scene and place funds again in the pockets of corporations still struggling as a result of the pandemic, Luckett mentioned. He extra that Black Cafe 7 days also provides again to the local community by means of grants from its non-gain arm, Feed the Soul Basis. Past year it awarded 25 firms $10,000 grants, and this 12 months intends to maximize that to 30 corporations.

Greg Morago writes about food stuff for the Houston Chronicle. Abide by him on Fb or Twitter. Deliver him news tips at [email protected]. Listen to him on our BBQ Point out of Head podcast to discover about Houston and Texas barbecue tradition.

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