Black Restaurant Week returns to North Texas this month with a line-up of more than a dozen participating restaurants.

The event, which kicks off March 15 and runs through March 24, 2024, highlights Black-owned restaurants to give them a visibility boost and introduce diners to their restaurants.

Black Restaurant Week started in Houston in 2016 with the goal of promoting Black-owned food businesses that could not afford to market themselves.

“COVID-19 changed the landscape since 2020. Now, the price of food is soaring. From being overlooked for revitalization funds to inflation, most Black-owned culinary businesses cannot afford advertisements/PR/marketing to build awareness and attract consumers,” said Warren Luckett, founder of Black Restaurant Week, in a written statement.

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Since it first launched in Houston, Black Restaurant Week has expanded to 11 markets. This is the fourth year it’s taken place in North Texas.

Here are the D-FW restaurants participating in Black Restaurant Week in 2024:

  • Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe in White Settlement
  • Blends Daiquiri Express in The Colony
  • Casa del Vegano in Oak Cliff
  • Chef Point Restaurant & Bar in Colleyville
  • Cookie Society in Addison, Frisco and Southlake
  • Granny Jas in Dallas
  • Kessler Baking Studio in Oak Cliff
  • Reggae Wings & Tings in Mesquite
  • Restaurant Beatrice in Oak Cliff
  • Shells and Tails 2 Geaux in DeSoto
  • Smoke’N Ash BBQ in Arlington
  • Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas
  • The Daiquiri Shop in Grand Prairie
  • Vegan Vibrationz in Plano