St. Louis Joins Other Major Cities with Inaugural Black Restaurant Week

Seafood by Crushed Velvet

Restaurateurs will showcase their diverse culinary creations at the inaugural St. Louis Black Restaurant Week. The event takes place March 6 through March 12, at restaurants across the St. Louis region. The week, organized by Jessica Bailey, is designed to promote economic diversity while celebrating some of St. Louis’s best food fare.

“We are so excited about the buzz around this celebration of our city’s diversity, ” said Bailey. “This is another way to show how proud we are of our city and all it has to offer while truly making a difference for these businesses.”

STLBRW aims to counter economic disparity with fun and interactive solutions that engage, excite and ignite a deeper understanding and love of  the St. Louis food culture.  The volunteer effort’s mission is to provide minority-owned restaurants with marketing opportunities that are otherwise cost restrictive,  while also promoting St. Louis food tourism and multi-cultural engagement.

Cathy’s Kitchen Restaurant and Diner

Participating restaurants include; The Kitchen Sink, SweetArt bakeshop, JC Supper Club, Culture, Cathy’s Kitchen Restaurant and Diner, Seafood by Crushed Velvet, 3-S’s Soups Salads and Sandwich Bistro.

Other cities that are part of March’s Black Restaurant Week include Memphis, Tenn. and Richmond, Va. Chicago Black Restaurant Week runs February 12 through February 19, partially in honor of Black History Month.

For more information on St. Louis Black Restaurant Week, visit www.blackrestaurantweek.com. The website will be updated as restaurants are included.