MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Black Restaurant Week is kicking off in Memphis this weekend.
The 10-day showcase celebrates the flavors of African, African-American, and Caribbean cuisine across the city.
The event begins Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 2.
The nationwide initiative has supported over 2,000 restaurants since 2016, according to a release from Black Restaurant Week.
The group was founded by three friends and began as a one-city food experience in Houston, Texas.
Participating Memphis restaurants include Artreanna’s Italian Ice, Ballhoggerz, Butteriffic Bakery & Café, Cupcake Cutie, Curry N Jerk, D’Bo’s Rierdale, East Memphis Pizza & Subs, Feast and Graze, Phoenix & Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, and more.
Additional restaurants are set to be added, according to event organizers.
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