CHARLOTTE -- If you are looking for a different place to spend your lunch break, or grab a bite for dinner here's some good news for you. The inaugural Black Restaurant Week is going on and it offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options across the Charlotte area.
Organized by the Black Business Owners of Charlotte, the groups stated on their website that this week is a way to help get the word out about the many restaurants in the city that are black-owned and overlooked. As a result, the organization said many of them closed their doors due to high leasing rates, the city’s economy and the simple fact that people don’t know these eateries exist.
From Huntersville to Matthews more than 20 restaurants are serving up meals to get their establishments “seen, heard and patronized.”
The event kicked off Sunday, October, 15 and goes on until Saturday, October 21 where several restuarants will be feeding the homeless.
Here is the full list of restaurants participating. Check with each to see what specials they might offer.
Ruthie's on Tryon
3428 North Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28206
10901 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213
13016 Eastfield Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
401 Bradford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208
3418 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
300 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
7200 Albemarle Rd l, Charlotte, NC 28227
440 E McCullough Dr #230, Charlotte, NC 28262
704-399-5036 3726 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206
2001 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
4808 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
112 N Center St, Statesville, NC 28677
2903 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
7825 Nations Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
4122 N Graham St, Charlotte, NC 28206
321 N Caldwell St, Charlotte, NC 28202
10210 Couloak Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216
3022 Weddington Rd #100, Matthews, NC 28105
The organization has a network of 9,000 members, according to its Facebook.