7th Annual Black Restaurant Week set for Aug. 14-21

    Melly Mel's Soul Food is always a favorite at Madison Black Restaurant Week.

    The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th annual Black Restaurant Week (BRW) Aug. 14-21. This year, community members will be able to recognize local Black-owned restaurants by voting for the “best of” in each category.

    “I invite everyone to savor the flavor and explore culinary diversity from our fabulous and hard-working Black-owned restaurants, caterers, food trucks, dessert makers and more,” said Camille Carter, president and CEO of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “This year we are ramping up the community engagement to have folks vote for who they enjoyed the most.”

    Voting will run from Aug. 14-21 on the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce’s website and patrons can vote for their favorite experiences in the following three categories: restaurant, food cart and caterer or dessert vendor.

    New restaurant participants this year include MacMade Delights, Jolly Rancher Margarita’s, and Propa Jerk & BBQ Jamaican Gourmet.

    The Food Tasting Jamboree, now in its 3rd year, will take place Sunday, Aug. 21, 2-5 p.m. in the FEED Kitchens parking lot, 1219 N. Sherman Ave. The event will feature $5 samples from caterers, food carts and specialty food service providers, and attendees can vote for the “Favorite Taste Award” at the event.