Featured photo from Chef Tam’s Underground Cafe via Facebook
The 4th Annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week is set for March 3 – 9th.
Founded by Cynthia Daniels, Memphis Black Restaurant Week exists to expose Memphis to an array of black-owned dining experiences in the city while generating an economic boost for small-business owners.
This year, the lineup includes 14 restaurants representing a variety of cuisines and specialties. The iconic The Four Way, which has counted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aretha Franklin, and Rev. Jesse Jackson among its customers, has joined MBRW 2019. Featured restaurants include long-standing MBRW participants like Chef Tam’s and Office @ Uptown, as well as newer entries to the dining scene like Bluff City Crab and the soul food fusion restaurant Sage.
The Memphis Black Restaurant Week 2019 Restaurants:
- The Four Way
- Bluff City Crab
- The Office @ Uptown
- Chef Tam’s Underground Café
- Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge
- The Waffle Iron
- Trap Fusion
- Robusto by Havana Mix
- Ballhoggerz BBQ
- Phillip Ashley Chocolates & Café
- Big Momma’s & Granny’s
- Downtown Nutrition-Memphis
- A&R BBQ (East Memphis)
“Over the past three years, a total of 35 restaurants were featured, bringing in a total of $575,000 in during the weekly sales and created 160 jobs. The City of Memphis – Office of Business Diversity & Compliance serves as the Title Sponsor of MBRW and will be working with restaurateurs to provide employment resources and training as we prepare for our largest week to date.” — Cynthia Daniels
MBRW aims to counter economic disparity with fun and interactive solutions that engage, excite and ignite a deeper understanding and love of Memphis food culture while encouraging agency in the future of the city. The millennial led effort provides minority-owned restaurants with marketing opportunities that are otherwise cost restrictive with a goal promoting Memphis food tourism and multi-cultural engagement.