Black Restaurant Week returns to metro Phoenix for the third year this Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 26. The week-long event will highlight more than a dozen local Black-owned restaurants, eateries and food trucks that serve the Valley a range of tastes and cuisines.
Customers are encouraged to stop by and show their support to participating restaurants, which will be offering deals and specials throughout Black Restaurant Week that are not available during the rest of the year.
Chic Chef 77, Arizona’s first black-owned wine bar, has participated in Phoenix’s Black Restaurant Week for the last three years. The upscale bistro and wine bar by Celebrity Chef Nik Fields will offer half off bottles of wine for the entire week as well as an appetizer and craft cocktail combo for $25 from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
“The fact that we’re able to gain more exposure means so much to us,” Fields shared with The Arizona Republic. “Now we’re put into the eyesight of people that may not have necessarily known that we were there before, but they do now.”
Other participating restaurants and eateries include All About Food, Boom Boom Room, Charlie Maes Southern Bistro, Eb’s Delites, Hot Sauce and Pepper, Island Boyz Jerk Spot, Kingpin BBQ, Maya’s Cajun Kitchen, Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar, Pure Juice n’Joy Smoothie & Juice Bar, SugarJam The Southern Kitchen, Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse and Tempura Takeover.
While Black Restaurant Week aims to bring awareness to local Black-owned restaurants by helping diners discover new spots they may not have known about before and allowing customers to try specialized menus and offers, the organization’s “More Than Just a Week” campaign hopes to inspire people to support these businesses all year.
“We were really trying to create a platform that was as far reaching as possible,” Black Restaurant Week Managing Partner Falayn Ferrell also told The Republic. “We thought this would be the best way to have this local, regional and national conversation for businesses and showcase them to the greater community.”
To view the complete list of participating restaurants in Phoenix’s Black Restaurant Week and to learn more about how you can support the organization as well as individual Black-owned businesses, visit blackrestaurantweeks.com.