Hey friends hey!  Just wanted to drop you all a quick note about an event, or rather “events” going down in Houston the next few weeks, Houston Black Restaurant Week!  From April 17th through April 30th, Houstonians have an opportunity celebrate the culinary contributions of black restaurateurs, caterers, and chefs. Keep reading to learn how you can get in on the action!

The Events

Houston Black Restaurant Week will feature several events each aiming to showcase the talent within the Black Community.  There is literally something for every type of foodie!

NOSH– Thursday April 20th at Ensemble Theatre at 6:30pm

  • Attendees will be treated to light bites from Black caterers from the Houston area.
  • Tickets can be purchased here for $40.

Soundbites Food Truck Fest– Saturday April 22 at Peggy Park 2pm-8pm

  • The event will feature black owned food truck, a DJ, pop up shops and games.
  • Tickets for this event can be purchased here for $10.
Tacos from Julia Cook's Organic Food Truck!  Julia will be featured at the food truck festival.  Make sure you stop by!

Tacos from Julia Cook’s Organic Food Truck! Julia will be featured at the food truck festival. Make sure you stop by!

Art of Flavor: Pop Up Dinner – Monday April 24th at 7pm

  • Art of Flavor will a five course dinner by Chef Jonny Rhodes.  While I have not had Chef Rhodes food, I have followed him on Instagram for some time and can say he is creating beautiful innovative dishes!  Guests are sure to be in for a treat.  You can check out the menu here and purchase tickets for $100.

Power of the Palate: Bartending Competition– April 29th from 4pm-8pm at Lucille’s

  • Attendees will be treated to a competition including some of Houston’s best bartenders.  The first 100 to arrive will receive a cocktail flight.  Lucille’s will also feature special menu offerings for the occasion!
  • Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased here.

The Restaurants

The events are just one component of this celebration!  The other side is the restaurant piece. Similar to Houston Restaurant Weeks,  the selected black owned restaurants will feature special menus for a set price such as $45 for a three course dinner.  This is a great opportunity to support black owned restaurants AND perhaps try out a place that you have not been.  Even better, proceeds from the events will go to Blue Triangle to support it’s effort to remodel it’s community kitchen.

Mac and cheese from Kitchen 713!

Mac and cheese from Kitchen 713!

So I looked over the restaurant list which you can find here.  You know I cannot leave you all without my recommendations!  I have personally reviewed  Lucille’s, Holley’s , Kitchen 713, Prospect Park, Etta’s, Ray’s BBQ and Live Oak right here on BGWB!  Be sure to check those posts out before stopping by.  Also on the list are popular spots This is It, Reggae Hut, and Phil and Derek’s.  It’s truly a great list and I cannot wait to dive in myself.

Live Oak wing pops from their media event last winter.

Live Oak wing pops from their media event last winter.

I am all for supporting black owned business, but perhaps that ain’t your ministry.  To those I say support these restaurants because they are GOOD, some of the best in town matter fact!

Overall

If you have been following BGWB for awhile you probably have noticed that I am ALL for supporting black owned businesses particularly restaurants.  Perhaps that is not your ministry though.  To those I would say support these restaurants because they are GOOD, some of the best in town matter fact! Their culinary excellence has kept their doors open and I am always happy to support excellence.

As for me, I plan to attend some of the events.  I also love a three course menu so I will certainly be checking out some restaurants as well during this time frame.  If you venture out to any of the events or restaurants be sure to come back and share your experiences in the comment section :).