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First-Ever Black Restaurant Week To Showcase Houston's Culinary Diversity

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Dine at some of Houston’s finest establishments for a good cause.

Scrappy Brown's is just one of many businesses participating in Black Restaurant Week
Scrappy Brown's is just one of many businesses participating in Black Restaurant Week
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Houston’s restaurant scene is undoubtedly one of the best in Texas, thanks in large part to its incredible diversity. The variety of cuisines on offer in H-Town is truly mind-boggling, and the first-ever Black Restaurant Week will show off some of Houston’s finest eateries while raising money for an excellent cause.

Announced via press release, Black Restaurant Week will be held April 3-10 to highlight black-owned Houston eateries. "Our city's diversity and history creates a culture unique to Houston,"said Warren Luckett, chair of Black Restaurant Week. "As our city and its diverse population continues to grow, it's vital that we highlight the Black culinary scene and their impact on our community."

Cuisines from all over the world will be represented during Black Restaurant Week, including African, Caribbean, and vegetarian fare. Diners can look forward to digging into eats from Gatlin’s BBQ, Reggae Hut, Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Soul Food, Etta’s Little Kitchen, and plenty more options. For $45, you can score a 3-course prix-fixe dinner at any participating establishment, or try a two-course lunch at a new spot for just $20.

In addition to special menus at restaurants throughout the city, Black Restaurant Week will also host a series of special events to accompany the fare. The party kicks off on March 29 at The Ensemble Theatre, where a number of local chefs and caterers who don’t operate in a brick-and-mortar restaurant will show off their best bites. Hell’s Kitchen contestant Ja’Nel Witt will also host a pop-up dinner at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Proceeds from event tickets and each prix-fixe lunch, brunch, and dinner sold will benefit Change Happens!, a Houston non-profit that provides a number of services to local at-risk communities.

Score individual event tickets, scope out menus, and more at Black Restaurant Week’s website.