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Black Restaurant Week was founded in 2016 in Houston and has expanded to eight U.S. cities. The movement currently supports more than 500 minority businesses nationwide and has generated an economic impact of approximately $1.5 million. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)


By Valder Beebe, Texas Metro News Columnist

Food is what we all identify with no matter the language, culture or geographical area of the planet. In 2018, I created The Food IQ Girls to inspire, inform and elevate our food IQ.

This week, I invited into the Valder Beebe Show SATELLITE Studio, Derek Robinson, Co-Founder of Black Restaurant Week as he launched the 2019 tour in Houston, Texas, in advance of the Dallas (Oct. 13-27) Black Restaurant Week celebration.

Black Restaurant Week was founded in 2016 in Houston and has expanded to eight U.S. cities. The movement currently supports more than 500 minority businesses nationwide and has generated an economic impact of approximately $1.5 million.

Black Restaurant Week LLC was co-founded by Derek Robinson, and is an annual, multi-city culinary movement celebrating the flavors of African, African-American and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Black Restaurant Week partners with black-owned restaurants, chefs, caterers and food trucks to host a selection of culinary experiences aimed to expand awareness and increase support for black culinary professionals.

The organization was founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson.

The experience is enticing foodies across the nation with the soulful flavors and tantalizing aromas of Pan-African cuisine, Black Restaurant Week LLC will kick-off its fourth year in April with an eight-city U.S. tour.

This is a mission to support the entire culinary industry, including restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, food trucks, bartenders and farmers. The cultural movement has expanded to include a special stop in Indianapolis to partner with the National Urban League’s annual conference.

(Text provided by Derek Robinson media team):

VBS: Derek thank you for joining me on The Valder Beebe Show broadcasting live on FM from Dallas, Texas. Derek Robinson share with us about Black Restaurant Week, for my audience to become familiar.

DR: Black Restaurant Week is in its fourth year. It celebrates the flavors of African American, African & Caribbean cuisine. We have a restaurant showcase, a panel discussion with up and coming food entrepreneurs. There is even a pop-up restaurant and a pop-up bar.

VBS: The tour starts in Houston and winds up in Dallas?

DR: Yes, we visit seven different markets and show the versatility of food in diverse locations. We’re coming to Dallas……. go to linktr.ee/blackrestaurantweek

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