This year’s Black Restaurant Week (Chicago) took place last week, February 10-17. In its fourth year, the event is designed to honor Dr. Carter G. Woodson who founded ‘Negro History Week’ back in 1926. Half a century later that event became Black History Month and that finally led to the current restaurant week.
The idea behind the event was to establish an address for Chicago-based African American Owned Eateries to be “recognized and patronized.”
Last year the event featured 26 restaurants, whereby $11402 was spent at restaurants and 726 dinners served. The lineup for this year is featured here.