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St. Louis Black Restaurant Week starts this Saturday

St. Louis Black Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday, Oct. 31, and will run through Saturday, Nov. 7. This event, organized by Black Restaurants LLC, highlights Black-owned restaurants, many of which will offer various dining deals. There are 16 participating restaurants that will offer an array of fare, including American food, seafood, soul food and West African cuisine. 


After having a successful first round in St. Louis during July, Black Restaurants LLC and various restaurant owners came together to create another great experience for patrons to participate in. CEO Frank Williamson is motivated to hold these events to generate awareness for the Black community. 


“I want [consumers] to get in the habit of patronizing Black businesses,” Williamson said. “I know we get in the habit sometimes of going to chain restaurants. We’re trying to gain more love and more support for our community.” 


During the week, the participating restaurants will be offering various dining deals. Just a couple of the deals offered include Doggie Mac's offering any hotdog and drink for $10 and Prime 55 offering veggie burgers with fries and drink or salmon sliders with fries and a drink for $10. 


Knowing what to expect from the first St. Louis Black Restaurant Week, patrons are eager to participate for a second time around. 


“The response has been great,” Williamson said. “People are excited about it. The response has been greatly appreciated.”


Black Restaurants LLC plans to hold many other events to spotlight African-American restaurants, including Black Friday events, Black history events and a restaurant of the week highlight.


The participating restaurants include:


Steve’s Hot Dogs 3457 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.5953, steveshotdogsstl.com


Juanita’s Creole Soul Cafe 3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, 636.389.0738, creolesoulstl.com


Prime 55 6100 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.553.9595, prime55stl.com


JC Supper Club 9053 Riverview Dr., St. Louis, 314.755.1923, jcsupperclub.net


Gobble Stop Smokehouse 227 Castillon Arcade Plz., Creve Coeur, 314.878.5586, gobblestopsmokehouse.net


Sista Girl Sweets 1828 Washington Ave., St. Louis, .314.571.9181, sistagirlsweets.com 


Gourmet Soul Restaurant and Catering1620 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.339.5658, gourmetsoul.com


Jerk Soul 3108 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.601.3871, jerksoul.com


Pharoah’s Donuts 202 N 9th St., St. Louis, 314.3510285


Doggie Mac’s 5622 S Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.626.4221, doggiemacsbychefb.com


AT Monroe 2299 N Florissant Ave., St. Louis, 314.626.0825


Diner’s Delight 1504 S Compton Ave., St. Louis, 314.776.9570


TKO Grill 9766 St Charles Rock Rd., Breckenridge Hills, 314.551.2128


Turn 3224 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.240.5157, turnstl.com


Emmanuel’s Family Restaurant 4401 S Broadway, St., Louis, 314.300.8884, emmanuelsrestaurant.com


House of Jollof 503 Paul Ave., Florissant, 314.384.9153, myhouseofjollof.com

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