A number of Silver Spring restaurants are participating in the fourth annual Greater Washington D.C. Black Restaurant Week, which began Sunday and runs through July 30.
The campaign, which began in Houston in 2016 and travels nationwide, aims to increase Black-owned establishment visibility and sales:
Founded in 2016 by Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week® is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, Black Restaurant Week’s culinary initiatives help introduce culinary businesses and culinary professionals to the community.
Our innovative approach to a restaurant week includes highlighting other aspects of culinary businesses including catering services, food trucks, and culinary products. This helps stimulates the local economy and presents full access to the Black culinary industry which is a key ingredient to the American culture.
This event is one of two restaurant weeks that celebrate Black-owned businesses in the region; locally-organized DMV Black Restaurant Week is held every November.
- All Set Restaurant & Bar
- Matchbox Silver Spring
- Miss Toya’s Creole House
- Society Restaurant & Lounge
- The Angry Jerk
- The Breakfast Club
A full listing of participating restaurants and their offerings can be found on the Black Restaurant Week website.
Graphic courtesy of Greater Washington D.C. Black Restaurant Week