Black Restaurant Week (BRW), the nation’s largest celebration of black-owned food businesses, is enticing thousands of metro Atlanta foodies with a showcase of the city’s top black culinary talent from September 1-15. The goal of the two-week long festival is to not only exhibit a variety of black-owned culinary businesses and professionals, but also to call attention to minority inequality in the food and beverage industry.
South Fulton resident-owned Milk & Honey located 5495 Cascade Road is among the participating restaurants. Specials include a $30 dinner for two featuring a choice of appetizers, entrees and dessert. It’s the perfect opportunity to try the restaurant’s crowd-pleasing shrimp and grits. Bump it up a notch with the elite menu, a dinner for two for $45 which includes a choice of crab legs, smothered lobster tail and grits or cranberry-glazed crusted pan-seared salmon.
Other restaurants in the 2019 BRW lineup include Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar (Edgewood), Ms. Iceys Kitchen & Bar, Fin & Feathers, Cafe Songhai, Escobar Restaurant and Nancy’s Pizzeria. For city of South Fulton residents who want to grab a bite close to home, additional BRW choices include newly-opened Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar (3721 Main St., College Park) and Spice House (2247 Cascade Road).
Three highly anticipated events will also be held: Art of Flavor: A Pop-Up Dinner with Chef Scotley Innis on September 10; NOSH: Culinary Showcase at 595 North Event Center on September 12; and Soundbites: Food Truck Festival at the Atlanta Food Truck Park on September 14.
BRW is sponsored by Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, ChefWear, Branwar Wine Distributing Co., Fade Media and Ackerman & Co. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will be donated to Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) in support of its efforts to provide legal and technical services to farmers of color.
More information on BRW, menus and tickets, visit www.atlbrw.com.
Photo: Jumbo smothered chicken and biscuit