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 

Kiya's Breakfast & Lunch Cuisine


 10901 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213 

Pangea Tapas Bar & Grill  


 13016 Eastfield Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078 

Mr 3's Crab Pot (Take-out Only


 401 Bradford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208 

Cuzzo's Cuisine 


 3418 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208 

Morehead Tavern 


  300 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202 

Merts Soul Food 


  214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202 

 The Doghouse Bar & Grill


 7200 Albemarle Rd l, Charlotte, NC 28227 

FLO Bar Lounge 


 440 E McCullough Dr #230, Charlotte, NC 28262 

Tropical Goodies (North Charlotte)

704-399-5036 3726 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206 

Anntony's Carribean Cafe (7th Street) 


2001 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204 

Queen Sheba Restaurant


4808 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205 

Sweetest Thing Bakery


112 N Center St, Statesville, NC 28677

Soul Central


2903 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205 

 Floyd's Soul Food Restaurant(both locations)


 7825 Nations Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217 

 4122 N Graham St, Charlotte, NC 28206 

At 7th Restaurant 


  321 N Caldwell St, Charlotte, NC 28202 

Rosie's Kitchen Charlotte


10210 Couloak Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216 

 The Belle' Grille 


 3022 Weddington Rd #100, Matthews, NC 28105 

The organization has a network of 9,000 members, according to its Facebook