Your digital editor apologizes profusely for the belated notice, as Black Restaurant Week kicked off last Friday, but the good eats will continue to roll until Sunday. May 23.

Louisville Business First’s Haley Cawthon offered a preview of Black Restaurant Week LLC in Louisville: Here are the details on a new Black Restaurant Week in Louisville.

Black Restaurant Week LLC will be celebrating the flavors of African American, African and Caribbean cuisine with a regional showcase held from Friday, May 14, through Sunday, May 23, in Louisville. It’s the first regional event for the national organization that aims to highlight minority-owned businesses by generating community awareness.

The awareness is critical.

Louisville’s Black Restaurant Week will join the Southeast region’s “No Crumb Left Behind” campaign that’s on a mission to revive the Black-owned food and beverage industry after the coronavirus pandemic and educate consumers about the diverse cuisines available in their cities. According to research from the University of California, Santa Cruz, the number of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. dropped by 42% in the early months of Covid-19.

Among the Louisville establishments participating:

  • Dynamic Nutrition
  • Fry Daddy’s
  • Six Forks Burgers
  • Dasha Barbours
  • Four Pegs Smokehouse & Bar
  • Open Caribbean Kitchen LLC

You may recall that a local consciousness-raising week promoting Black-owned restaurants took place in Louisville last October.

It’s the inaugural 502 Black Eats Week, October 4 – 10

Featured photo courtesy of Four Pegs; Gary Barragan, photographer.