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Celebrate Chicago Black Restaurant Week 2023 on the South Side

Chicago Black Restaurant Week is back for its 8th annual celebration from Feb. 12 through Feb. 26.

Photo Credit: Bronzeville Winery/Instagram

Chicago Black Restaurant Week is back for its eighth annual celebration. The event kicks off Sunday, February 12 and runs through Sunday, February 26.

Lauran Smith, a native Memphian and Chi-Town resident, came up with the idea for Chicago Black Restaurant Week in 2015. The first celebration was held in February 2016 to pay tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

On February 7, 1926, Woodson launched “Negro History Week” to highlight the contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans. Now, Smith is using Chicago Black Restaurant Week to support and highlight Black-owned restaurants all over the city.

We’ve compiled a list of participating restaurants on Chicago’s South Side. Visit the Chicago Black Restaurant Week website to get a full list of this year’s featured restaurants offering special discounts on an array of dishes and treats.

Bronzeville Winery

4421 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Surf’s Up South Shore

2236 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Red Star Matteson

4129 211th St, Matteson, IL 60443

Bureau Bar South Loop                                                    

2115 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616

Mabe’s Sandwich Shop

312 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Hidden Manna Cafe                                                       

3613 216th St, Matteson, IL 60443

Haute Brats

6239 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60636

Haire’s Gulf Shrimp

7448 S Vincennes Ave, Chicago, IL 60620

Flammin’ Restaurant

641 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Meek’s Vegan Kitchen                                                           

12778 S Harlem Ave

Palos Heights, IL 60463

The Black Vegan Restaurant

2300 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

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