DMV Black Restaurant Week (DMVBRW) is returning with its motto “Culture. Education. Good Food.” for its second edition from November 3 – 10.
Black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders and financiers will come together to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures and continuing education.
“The week not only promotes restaurants, with your help we desire to go further to recognize existing restaurants and close the gap that exists in knowledge by hosting signature events,” the event brief says.
DMVBRW’s deadline was October 1 for registering restaurants. Among participating restaurants selected for the 2019 DMV Black Restaurant Week are Ben’s Chili Bowl, Bukom Cafe, Calabash Tea & Cafe, Fish Scale, Next Door Restaurant + Bar, Ben’s Upstairs, The Village Cafe, Ruby’s Southern Kitchen, Hen Quarter and others.
“To us DMVbrw is not just about a week, it’s about impact in the community all year round. Our mission is to use food as a force for good and our motto is culture, education and good food. We advocate for the local black owned restaurant and food service provider, celebrate togetherness, inclusive to businesses who support our mission and increase the prosperity of the local economy,” the organizers say.
Only eight percent of restaurant owners in the country are African-Americans, as well as restaurant managers, the event’s website informs, attributing the data to the National Restaurant Assocation.