UPDATE: All Set will not be offering a special menu for DMV Black Restaurant Week. “All Set Restaurant and Bar will not be offering a special menu for DMV Black Restaurant Week but hope that patrons will continue to visit us as well as other black-owned restaurants to celebrate black-owned businesses,” co-owner Jennifer Meltzer said in a statement.
DMV Black Restaurant Week organizers said in a statement that the special menus were posted in error. “This year, we decided to do no specials for DMVbrw just listing of the restaurants so there are no specials that need any commitment just encouraging customers to visit. The feedback from operators is that summer was a difficult time. Since this year was later, we did not want restaurants to endure promotions just awareness.”
DMV Black Restaurant Week hosts the yearly event to honor Black-owned restaurants and bars in the D.C. area.
All Set is offering a $45 3-course prix fixe meal. The meal includes Portuguese Kale Soup, Fall Harvest Salad, and a choice of Shrimp Scampi or Bone-in Pork Chop as the entree. For dessert, diners can choose between Junior’s Cheesecake or a Whoopie Pie.
Additionally, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch DMV Black Restaurant Week on Monday by revealing the fourth round of Food Access Fund grantees.
The Food Access Fund, a grant program initiated by Bowser in 2021, aims to improve access to grocery stores, restaurants, fast-casual eateries, and other food access points. The fund prioritizes Wards 7 and 8, according to the mayor’s office press release.
The kick-off event will happen at the same time as the opening of Miss Toya’s Southern Cajun Kitchen, a new restaurant owned by the Miskiri Hospitality Group in Ward 7. The restaurant is a sister establishment of Miss Toya’s Creole House and Crave Café in downtown Silver Spring and had previously received support from the Food Access Fund.
Miskiri Hospitality Group founder Jeffeary Miskiri grew up in Takoma Park and attended Montgomery Blair High School. He started cooking at 8 and worked at McDonald’s with family members, managing eight locations in the D.C. area. He also gained experience at his family’s Caribbean restaurant, sparking his interest in the restaurant industry.
After high school, Miskiri earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. During college, he wrote a business plan for a Caribbean and Southern cuisine restaurant, winning a competition and a $10,000 grant. He then spent two years in New Orleans, learning about Creole and Cajun cuisine. The experience inspired him to open Po Boy Jim in 2012, followed by Creole on 14th in 2020, Miss Toya’s Creole House in 2022, as well as Crave Café and Miss Toya’s Southern Kitchen in June of this year.
Additionally, Miskiri was recently appointed to the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) Board of Directors.
His uncle, Jason Miskiri, is a fellow Blair graduate and former basketball player who owns several restaurants in downtown Silver Spring, including Society Restaurant & Lounge, The Angry Jerk, and The Breakfast Club. However, Jason and Jeffeary run their businesses independently from each other.
For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit DMV Black Restaurant Week’s website.