Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Little Rock

Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Little Rock

More than 50 restaurants in Little Rock are participating in Black Restaurant Week, an annual event that celebrates Black-owned restaurants, bars, catering businesses, food trucks and chefs in cities across the country.

The event begins Sept. 23 and continues through Oct. 2. Participating restaurants in Little Rock include:

  • Rock City Taco + Margarita Bar
  • Sandra Rose Kitchen
  • Sweet Stuffed LLC
  • Yeh Mon Jamaican Restaurant
  • Blue Pumpkin
  • S & K Wings
  • The So Full Cafe

A full list of participating restaurants is available on Black Restaurant Week’s website.

Black Restaurant Week began in 2016 to highlight African-American, African, and Caribbean influences in the culinary industry, and to “educate consumers on the abundance of cultural cuisines,” organizers said in a news release. 

This year’s initiatives include small business grants and business development training from Black Restaurant Week LLC’s nonprofit, the Feed the Soul Foundation.

More than 1,200 Black-owned culinary businesses participated in Black Business Week last year and saw an average sales increase of 15%, according to the release.