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A New Dallas Restaurant Week Will Showcase Black-Owned Establishments

Dallas’s first Black Restaurant Week is set for October

Jamaican patties at The Island Spot
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In an effort to highlight black-owned restaurants and the cuisines of Africa and the Caribbean, a brand new Black Restaurant Week is headed to Dallas in 2019.

A website for the first iteration of DFW Black Restaurant Week indicates that it will be held in October. The annual event was first established in Houston in 2016, with the hopes of “stimulat[ing] growth of African-American owned culinary businesses and farms across the state.” Like the current Dallas Restaurant Week, held annually in August, each restaurant will offer a budget-friendly, prix-fixe menu for diners during the week.

According to the event website, a number of local favorites have already signed up to participate in the first Black Restaurant Week, including Caribbean favorite The Island Spot and burger icon Wingfield’s. Kessler Baking Studio will offer a “special deal” on sweets, and it’s likely that more restaurants will be announced in the coming months.

DFW Black Restaurant Week is set for October 14-21, 2019. Stay tuned for more details on participating restaurants and the menus that will be on offer.

Update 1/18: This post has been updated to reflect that this is the first year for this particular event.