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Detroit Black Restaurant Week Starts Tomorrow!

Save the date for the spring edition of Detroit Black Restaurant Week (DBRW SPR21)! The annual foodie event will start tomorrow, April 9th, and end on April 18th.

So far, there are 30 Detroit restaurants participating in DBRW SPR21! (See below for the complete list of participating restaurants.) There will also be a second date for DBRW this summer– August 20 – 29, 2021.

This is the perfect opportunity to discover new restaurants or show your favorite Detroit Black-owned restaurants some love, especially after the impact of COVID-19.

Partnering with Pepsi, DBRW founder Kwaku Osei-Bonsu says the Pepsi partnership will “allow us to do some amazing things.” Kwaku is also offering free entries for restaurant owners who will like to participate in the event.

Detroit Black Restaurant Week 2021
DBRW SPR21 begins April 9 and will end on April 18, 2021. (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)
Detroit Black Restaurant Week founder Kwaku Osei-Bonsu (pictured) offers restaurants an opportunity to join the event at no cost. (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DETROIT BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK

“We have some amazing events covering the vegan lifestyle, collectible paraphernalia, special events, guest chef pop-ins, and much more!” says Kwaku Osei-Bonsu. Here are a few things you can expect at this year’s event.

  • This year’s event will be two weeks long!
  • COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place.
  • You can order online, curbside pickup, and contactless service.
  • Digital events and some creative in-person events are planned for DBRW SPR21.
  • Food trucks and caterers will also be available.
  • Vegan meal options are also available.
  • Make restaurant reservations online through exploretock.com.
Detroit Black Restaurant Week 2021
COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at all participating restaurants. (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)
Detroit Black Restaurant Week 2021
Come show your support for Detroit’s Black-owned restaurants and eat some delicious food! (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)

DETROIT BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK: PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

Here’s the growing list of restaurants participating in DBRW Spring 2021.

  • Baobab Fare
  • Burger Grille Detroit
  • Central Kitchen
  • City Wings
  • COOP
  • Delphine’s Jamaican
  • Detroit Pepper Company
  • Detroit Taco Bar
  • DUO
  • Durden’s Catering
  • Floods
  • Golden Wingz
  • Good Times on the Ave
  • Griot Music Lounge Jamaican Pot – 8 Mile
  • Jamaican Pot – New Center
  • Jed’s
  • Kai’s Loaded Bakery
  • Kola Restaurant and Lounge
  • Le Crepe
  • Soul of Detroit Restaurant
  • Spud Headz
  • Sweet Potato Sensations
  • The Block
  • The Kitchen by Que
  • The Pasta Bowl
  • What’s Crackin
  • Yoshi Hibachi Grill
  • Yum Village
  • IVY Kitchen and Cocktail

Make sure you follow Detroit Black Restaurant Week on Instagram for the latest highlights and updates! Hope you have a great time if you’re able to go!


All photographs and feature image are courtesy of Detroit Black Restaurant Week by Detroit photographer Jimmy Goldfinger.

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