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Foodies – get your taste buds ready for the 3rd Annual Carolinas Black Restaurant Week. Explore black-owned restaurants, food trucks, desserts, and more across North and South Carolina areas from April 28 – May 7, 2023.

In case you’re unfamiliar with what the week is all about, it’s a celebration of the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide, according to the event website. It was established in 2016 by three entrepreneurs – Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson. The website says the mission of the movement is to introduce Black Restaurant Week’s culinary programs to culinary businesses and professionals in the community.

Black Restaurant Week is more than serving up great food. The founders say by highlighting other areas of culinary businesses like catering services, food trucks, and products. they help stimulate the local economy. And just as important, it also allows access to the Black culinary industry.

Carolinas Black Restaurant Week includes a wide range of black-owned culinary businesses from areas in both  North and South Carolinas. Here are a few.

  • B Cook's Food Truck & Restaurant

    Check out some great food from B Cook’s Food Truck & Restaurant. They are serving up some of your favorites like their signature smash burger, fish sandwich, fried okra, potato salad, and more! They are located at 5400 N. Sharon Amity Road in Charlotte.

  • Roy's Kitchen & Patio

    They will also have Roy’s Kitchen & Patio great for you to enjoy during Black Restaurant Week. Caribbean food is their passion and they are serving up some of your favorites! Some of their featured menu items include salt fish fritters, jerk chicken nachos, curry goat/chicken, curry vegetables, jerk chicken burritos, and plenty of special cocktails to sip on. They are located at 3012 N. Davidson Street.

  • Poppin' Gourmet Kettle Korn

    If you were looking for some cool flavored popcorn then this is the spot for you. Listen, Poppin’ Gourmet may have you going a little crazy! From savory to sweet, there is a little bit of everything in between. Enjoy popcorn flavors such as fried chicken kettle corn, white chocolate M&M, karamel nut crunch, chili lime, cookies and cream, and MORE! Yes, there are plenty more popcorn flavors they got.  They are located at 224 E. 7th Street (Inside 7th Street Public Market).

  • Cuzzo's Cuisine

    Alright now, Cuzzo’s Cuisine everybody pretty much knows about. Who doesn’t know about Cuzzo’s? Literally, probably no one. But, the menu includes some of your favorites such as shrimp and lobster mac and cheese, oyster and lobster mac, tacos, chicken and waffles, wings, shrimp, greens, and more! They are located at 3418 Tuckaseegee Road or 9601 N. Tryon St.

  • Krustacean's Seafood

    Seafood is always a great option. Check out Krustacean’s Seafood this week. They are serving up your favorite seafood bites such as fried fish combos, fish and waffles, shrimp and waffles, crab legs, and more. They are located at 2908 Oak Lake Blvd.

  • Graze-full Eats

    Graze-full Eats is a great spot for you to check out on the way this week. They are serving some of your favorite bites such as charcuterie boxes, graze tables, and platters. But, with style!

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