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Phi Beta Sigma Restaurant Weekend: BGLO Restauranteurs Turn the Heat Up for Black History Closeout

Celebrate the closing of Black History Month with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Detroit Restaurant Weekend! The members of the Metro Detroit alumni chapters are hosting the event to support Sigma-owned restaurants during the pandemic. This is a wonderful opportunity for Detroiters and beyond to support these great locally-owned and Black-owned businesses!

As a self-proclaimed Detroit foodie, I can’t wait to discover some of the restaurants participating in the mini food festival! If you follow me on my Instagram, then you know I’m always sharing Detroit restaurants and food festivals I love to visit.

In fact, Le Crepe, one of the restaurants featured on the list, was one of the first Detroit eateries we visited after we moved to the metro area. I remember ordering crepes and a steak. It was SO good! Definitely recommend you visit Le Crepe this weekend.

Phi Beta Sigma’s Restaurant Weekend begins tomorrow, February 25th, and will end on Saturday, February 27th. Each restaurant will offer guests great service, delicious food, and COVID-19 safety precautions.

Phi Beta Sigma's Detroit Restaurant Weekend Begins February 25th (Image of Detroit Black Restaurant Week Founder Kwaku Osei-Bonsu in a restaurant kitchen.)
Howard graduate, fraternity member, and Detroit Black Restaurant Week Founder, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu’s TinyDine, LLC supports the effort. (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY’S DETROIT RESTAURANT WEEKEND

Here are seven participating restaurants you can visit this weekend.

KOLA RESTAURANT AND ULTRA LOUNGE

LOCATED: 32523 NORTHWESTERN HWY, FARMINGTON HILLS

Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge in Detroit, Michigan (Photo of cookedplantains and a meat-based West African cuisine.)
Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge serves authentic West African cuisine. (Photo credit: Kola Restaurant)

Metro Detroit’s only African restaurant and ultra-lounge, Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge serves authentic West African cuisine and entertainment – an entrancing blend of Caribbean, World, and African rhythms.

LE CREPE

LOCATED: 317 S. WASHINGTON AVE, ROYAL OAK

Le Crepe Royal Oak restaurant (Photo of delicious crepes from Le Crepe restaurant.)
Le Crepe offers delicious, Parisian-inspired food, including their famous Cinnamon Sweet Cheese or Ribeye Truffle.
(Photo credit: Charlie G.)

Le Crepe’s Parisian-inspired menu offers generous portions of gourmet sweet or savory crepes. Their famed Cinnamon Sweet Cheese or Ribeye Truffle, which features pan-seared ribeye steak, spinach, wild mushrooms, swiss, truffle zip, are two of the more popular choices.

THE DETROIT PEPPER COMPANY

LOCATED: 17180 EAST WARREN, DETROIT

The Detroit Pepper Company (Photo of a delicious pepper-based meal at The Detroit Pepper Company.)
The Detroit Pepper Company offers delicious healthy meal options for guests! (Photo credit: The Detroit Pepper Company)

The Detroit Pepper Company has all the goodness of home with a touch of spice and much love. Menu items at the location include stuffed bell peppers, pepper salads, and grain bowls aimed at health-conscious customers.

EASTEATS & EASTEATS2GO

LOCATED: 1018 NAVAHOE, DETROIT

EastEats Detroit (Photo of baked chicken pieces paired with collard greens.)
EastEats was voted Metro Detroit’s BEST Outdoor Dining in 2020! (Photo credit: Jimmy Goldfinger)

The partners of TinyDine, LLC and their participating restaurants; EastEats, EatsEats2Go, BlackCloud.Kitchen, and BlackCloud.Creamery is on the list as well.

Located in Detroit’s Jefferson/Chalmers community, EastEats and EastEats2Go are your domes away from home. Voted Metro Detroit’s BEST Outdoor Dining 2020 by MLive, the seasonal menu features butter shrimp, salmon tikka couscous, curried chicken, and vegan curried cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese.

I don’t know about you, but all this talk about food is making me super hungry! Make sure you support one or more of these Detroit-owned restaurants this weekend. Also, stay tuned for more info on the 2021 Detroit Restaurant Week.

Special thanks to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity for sharing the event news with GLD!


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