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Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week is Back

Daniel Hautzinger
Lamar Moore smiles at Bronzeville Winery in a purple apron
Bronzeville Winery, with food by chef Lamar Moore, is one of the restaurants taking part in Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week. Credit: Lisa Futterman for WTTW

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Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week is back for its ninth year from February 11 through 25 spotlighting Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, beverage purveyors, caterers, and more in the Chicago area with special menus and prices. Over 50 establishments will be offering fixed menus, and, in celebration of the year 2024, discounts of up to 24% or prices ending in $0.24 to help get people in during the slow months of winter.

“The idea came from my desire to celebrate my community, but in a way that made me feel like it was truly something that would provide a service as well!” Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week's founder Lauran Smith told us last year. Plus, "we have really, REALLY good food—everyone should have the opportunity to taste!”

Much of that food in the participating restaurants in Southern or Cajun, but you can also find: 

You can find the full list of participating restaurants as well as their specials (some of which are available for delivery) at Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week's website, as well as theme days. The festivities kick off with a mixer for Black professionals at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley on February 8; tickets are required.