Photo: Strawberry Cheesecake Crepe at Scoops, Amanda Hill
Memphis Black Restaurant Week returns this year during the week of March 6th through March 12th.
“This effort provides minority-owned restaurants with marketing opportunities that are otherwise cost- restrictive with a goal of promoting Memphis food tourism and multicultural engagement. Memphis celebrates different cultures with the Italian Festival, Jewish Festival, Indian Festival and more, so I created Memphis Black Restaurant Week to highlight restaurants in my community as well.” Daniels said.
Guests will be able to enjoy two-course lunches at various eateries for $15.00 and three-course dinners for $25.00. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) also plans to feature new restaurants accompanied by live music during dining experiences as well as MBRW Swag Bags filled with merch.
- Dates: Mar 6, 2017, at 11 AM through Mar 12, 2017, at 7 PM
- Price: $15 for two-course meals / $25 for three-course meals
- The Choo
- Cafe 7/24
- Sweet Potato Baby
- HM Dessert Lounge
- Scoops Parlor
- The Office at Uptown
- Two Vegan Sistas
- Chef Tam’s Underground Cafe
- Best Friend’s Grille
- Guilt Free Pastries
- Cupcake Cutie Etc.
- Best Friends Grille
- Perignons Restaurant & Lounge
See all the menus here.
Don’t miss Soulful Food Truck Sunday that marks the end of MBRW on March 12th. This will be a family friendly event with food truck vendors, live music, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Get tickets here.
This year Memphis Black Restaurant Week will also expand to nine other U.S. cities under the vision and leadership of Cynthia Daniels. MBRW launched in March 2016 when Daniels pinpointed the need to bolster black and minority-owned businesses in Memphis. In 2016, MBRW consisted of eight participating restaurants, saw 3185 patrons in those restaurants and resulted in 38 jobs created and $85,000 in total sales. Daniels believes this ten-city campaign could generate $1 million dollars into black-owned restaurants, averaging $100,000 per city.