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“There’s a lot of magic.” 8th annual Black Restaurant Week set for August 13-20


A whole week of good food and community building is coming back as Black Restaurant Week is set to return mid-August.

Organized by the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), Black Restaurant Week is coming back for its eighth year. A weeklong, city-wide event, Black Restaurant Week will feature over 20 participating restaurateurs to promote local Black owned businesses. Food options range from Jamaican, African, vegan, soul food and many more options.

“There’s a lot of magic that happens around Restaurant Week,” said MBCC CEO Camille Carter. “It is really an opportunity for the community to understand throughout Madison in the Dane County region that we have very capable hard-working restaurants and food carts and caterers and purveyors, farm farms that are available to provide services for our community,”

The mission of MBCC’s Black Restaurant Week is to uplift local, Black-owned businesses by connecting them with each other and the Madison community — one of the cornerstones of the organization’s broader mission. Black Restaurant Week in Madison is the first in the nation to do this type of celebration. Many cities have followed Madison’s lead, but MBCC prides itself on being the first to help uplift Black owned restaurants like this.