Blogger Genese Jamilah is definitely something, not only is her blog freaking awesome and filled with great information – the “I Don’t Do Clubs” blogger has created Black-Owned Restaurant Month NYC/Sept 2015.
Starting Wednesday, September 9th NYC can get their eats on by dining at Black-owned restaurants in New York City and Brooklyn. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until September 30th, the participating restaurants will be offering a three-course prix fixe custom dinner menu for just $35.00. This is such a fabulous idea because I’m a firm believer in supporting businesses in our community and what better way to do it by indulging in some tasty, delicious and yummy foods.
As a long-time fan and participant of the original Restaurant Week and Caribbean Restaurant Week, I believe this brings awareness to the many Black-owned restaurants located in Brooklyn and it’s outer boroughs.
The list of participating restaurants is extensive and there’s something for everyone. If you don’t want to take a trip to NYC – Brooklyn’s offering is quite something on its own – most of which are favorites of mine (Yeah I’m a bit of foodie :)). Shane’s is on my list for Wednesday since I’ve never been there. I must say I am a bit disappointed that there weren’t more participation – we have so many GREAT Black-Owned Restaurants in Brooklyn.
Keep up the good work Genese and thank you for doing this for us.
Brooklyn and Beyond lets make Black Owned-Restaurant Month such a success that next year we’ll have many more participants which means more great food for us ;). Below is the list of participating restaurants:
The 40/40 Club
6 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010
189 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
239 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
The Crabby Shack
613 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
101 Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10030
Elberta Restaurant and Bar
335 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
303 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
960 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
471 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
55 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026
794 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
135 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Therapy Wine Bar
364 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Deets, Menu, and photo Via I Don’t Do Clubs