Houston’s Second Annual Black Restaurant Week

Two weeks of amazing food by black-owned businesses during April 17-30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Last year the first annual Houston black restaurant week generated $50,000.

The Houston Black Restaurant Week Chair hopes to surpass last year results because the proceeds will go to the Blue Triangle, the first branch of Houston’s YMCA. This nonprofit is in desperate need of renovation to its community center which offers swim lessons to youth. The Blue Triangle Board of Directors advocate to decrease youth drownings especially with the “highest percent of drowning deaths are African-American children and youth”. Click the link to learn more about The Blue Triangle.


Here are some of the restaurants that are participating in Houston’s Second Annual Restaurant Week during April 17-30, 2017:

Kitchen 713 – owned by Ross Coleman and James Haywood who loves to mix Southern and Asian flavors



 Dolce Ultra Lounge – Mr. Al Rucker just celebrated his 1 year anniversary at Dolce



Etta’s Little Kitchen – featuring Shakti Baum, owner and executive chef



Prospect Park – also owners of Sugar Hill Lounge, Rob Wright and Hardy Knight



Ray’s BBQ Shack – a family owned business with Rayford Busch, Maxine Davis and Herb Taylor



Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar – chef and owner Mark Holley


Scrappy Brown’s – also owned by Chris Williams from Lucille’s and his cousin Rey Alton



Lucille’s – inspired by their great-grandmother, Chris and Ben Williams



Phil and Derek’s – located downtown Houston by owner Phillip Mitchell


Reggae Hut – also owned by the current owner of the famous The Breakfast Klub and Texas Southern University alum, Marcus Davis




Best thing about this event is that the prices will range from $15 to $25 for casual dining and $35 to $45 for fine dining restaurants. Also, there will be other events during these food festivities:

Aroma – educational consulting with the top leaders in this food industry

Nosh – $20 will get you to taste African and African-American food

Art of Flavor – pop up dining experience

Power of the Palate – bartender competition that uses local black farmers

Soundbites – food truck party with a live DJ



Here is a complete listing of all of the participating restaurants and check out more info on Houston Black Restaurant Week 2017

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Amber Peters is a current MBA candidate and full-time Accountant. She is a proud Alumna of Texas Southern University. “Faith without work means nothing”


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