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It's DMV Black Restaurant Week! Here's a list of restaurants, local businesses

It's time to make your reservations and hit up some friends because this week the DMV is highlighting some Black-owned businesses.

WASHINGTON — It's the 4th Annual DMV Black Restaurant Week! That means it's time to rally up some friends and hit up the best Black-owned restaurants, eateries and businesses in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region.

This year's theme is "Embracing Our Diversity Through Food, Beverage and Music." It starts Sunday, Nov. 7 and goes through Sunday, Nov. 14.

Dozens of restaurants across the region are participating in this week-long event filled with drink specials, discounts, amazing food and great vibes. Some Black-owned businesses, chefs, bartenders, farmers, hospitality professionals, food bloggers and others in the food and beverage industry have also joined this year's line-up.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 9% of the restaurant industry is made up of African Americans and Black people. And the National Bureau of Economic Research reports 41% of African- American businesses declined from February 2020 to April 2020.

With just seven days, we had to make sure the DMV community takes on this amazing opportunity to support and indulge in the area's finest cuisine and drinks.

(Tell them we sent you! 😉)

Take your pick! Here's a list of participating restaurants:

All Set Restaurant & Bar - Maryland

Austin Grill- Virginia 

Queen Mother's - Virginia

Niko's Spiked Gelato + Sorbet- D.C.

Fry Guy Chicken, Fish & Waffles

Silver Spring Wings- Maryland

Victory Restaurant & Lounge- D.C.

Jerk At Nite- D.C.

Spice Kitchen West African Grill- Maryland

Messy Treatz- Maryland

Stop Smack'n Restaurant & Lounge- D.C.

Fish Scale- D.C.

Blue Waters Caribbean and Seafood Grill- Maryland

Serenata- D.C.

Matchbox- D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The Furlough Cheesecake- Maryland

Milk & Honey at the Delegate- D.C.

The Ridley- Virginia

The New Elroy Bar DC - D.C.

Hen Quarter- Virginia

Ben's Next Door- D.C.

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge- D.C.

The Rub Chicken & Beer- Virginia

Ben's Chili Bowl- D.C.  

Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill- D.C.

Creole on 14th - D.C.

EAT170- D.C. (Carry Out Only)

Motown Square Pizza- D.C. (Carry Out Only)

Little Food Studio- D.C. (Carry Out Only)

Dogs On The Curb- D.C., Maryland and Virginia (Carry Out Only) 

Here's The Scoop- D.C. (Carry Out Only)

Haute Dogs And Fries (Carry Out Only)

Petite Soeur- D.C. (Carry Out Only)

Ruby's Southern Kitchen- Maryland (Carry Out Only)

Willie T's Seafood Shack- Virginia (Carry Out Only)


There's a list of activities and events planned to celebrate black-owned food and beverage makers in the region, including a cocktail competition and a food and education conference. Get tickets here.

To support local Black-owned businesses in the catering, bartending, and events industries, here's a list.

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