Black Restaurant Week kicks off in Memphis

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.