Atlanta to Welcome Its First Ever Black Restaurant Week This Summer

Atlanta foodies rejoice! Atlanta has always been a city with a vibrant food scene and now Black Restaurant Week is the latest addition to ATL’s thriving restaurant culture. Beginning July 31 and lasting until August 13, restaurant goers will be able to participate in the city’s first-ever Black Restaurant Week, which is an extension of the Inaugural Annual Summer Culinary Series.

Atlanta is about to be poppin’ for a whole nother reason thanks to the black-owned restaurants that are sure to be on board to deliver culinary delights to the public for a fraction of the price. Delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and sometimes dessert menus will be created at a special discounted cost to drive business and increase awareness. Menus will include options within the $15-$25 range and up to $35-$45 per person for fine dining experiences (of up to three courses).

Atlanta foodies might already be aware of the various restaurant weeks that populate the city at different points throughout the year. Typically, those restaurant weeks are limited to a certain area at a time. For example, Downtown Restaurant Week and Midtown Restaurant Week. Black Restaurant Week will differ and allow participants to eat anywhere, just as long as the establishment is a participating restaurant that is black- or minority-owned.

Black Restaurant Week first gained prominence from its inception in Houston. According to Blavity, Black Restaurant Week was started “to stimulate the growth of black-owned restaurants and minority-owned eateries” and to create “culinary experiences that cater to a diverse culture of foodies.”

Atlanta’s Black Restaurant Week is going to be another slice of pie in foodie heaven. And, in addition to that, attendees will be able to take part in different events around the city, like tastings and even bartending competitions!

Black Restaurant Week has found homes in Memphis, Richmond, Birmingham, and St. Louis. Find more information on how to submit your black-owned restaurant here.

Photo Credit: Atlanta Black Restaurant Week

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