Multiple Charleston restaurants are participating in a five-year-old national campaign focused on supporting Black-owned restaurants.
Black Restaurant Week, which debuted in 2016 in Houston, Texas, is currently taking place in Charleston through Sunday, May 2, with local restaurants like Nana’s Uptown, The Rib Guy and Chucktown Seafood & Cafe participating in the week-long event.
Founded in 2016 by Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week “is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African American, African and Caribbean cuisine nationwide” and hosts restaurant weeks in cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago. Its current “No Crumb Left Behind” campaign “is putting an emphasis on reviving and saving the Black restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
There are four participating Charleston-area restaurants offering special prix fixe meals from now through Sunday, May 2. So far, Nana’s Uptown, The Rib Guy, Chucktown Seafood & Cafe and My Three Sons of Charleston are the four local participants, but Black Restaurant Week is welcoming others to join before Sunday, a press release said.
The Rib Guy, located on Huger Street, is serving meat and three for $10, and My Three Sons is offering specials like $5 crab cakes or large orders of seafood rice for $12.99. Visit participating restaurants’ websites and social media accounts for full Black Restaurant Week menus.
For more information on Black Restaurant Week, visit blackrestaurantweeks.com.