Update October 14, 2018

Participating restaurants and bars include:

7th Restaurant & Lounge

The Bellè Grille

The Cupcake Queen

Cuzzo’s Cuisine

Doghouse Bar & Grill

ERD’s Eatery & Catering

Jazzy Cheesecakes

La’Wan’s Soul Food

Mama’s Caribbean Grill

Mango’s Caribbean Restaurant

The Nappy Chef

Recess Charlotte

Red@28th – University City location

Seafood Connection

STATS Restaurant & Bar

Veltree – Vegan soul food

If you’ve been to Black Food Truck Fridays in Charlotte, then you’ve seen some of the city’s favorite black eateries — like Cuzzo’s Cuisine and Jamaican Jerk NC — serving some of the most talked about dishes. The Black Food Truck Fridays creators are back for the second edition of Charlotte Black Restaurant Week.

Similar to last year, more than 20 restaurants will be participating in the weeklong event beginning Oct. 14. This year’s list of restaurants will be revealed during a kickoff event at The Factory Cafe.

“Food is one of the most important cultural identifiers,” said Cathay Dawkins, founder and CEO of Black Business Owners of Charlotte. His steering committee members are the organizers behind Charlotte Black Restaurant Week and Black Food Truck Fridays. “Those in the food industry have been preservers of our culture and history. It is our duty to keep their doors open because we are keeping our culture alive and vibrant!”

Event schedule:

Sunday, Oct. 14
The REVEAL Party — kickoff event
Factory City Cafe @ AvidXchange Music Factory
5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 21
Charlotte Black Restaurant Week
Various locations
During location business hours

Friday, Oct. 19
Black Food Truck Fridays
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Foodie Sessions – Live Chef Demos
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Black Chef Competition
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
8 p.m. – 10 p.m

Saturday, Oct. 20
The Dining Experience — Harlem Renaissance Style
Packard Place
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21
2Fish5Loaves CBRW Charity Event
“The Wall” @ Hal Marshall County Services Center
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

For more information, visit charlotteblackrestaurantweek.com.

Kallan Louis is a writer and consultant for qcitymetro.com. He does a lot, but never feels like he’s doing enough. His life can be described as a Venn Diagram: News media, Black culture and sports. He’s...