Now celebrating its fifth year, the annual Black Restaurant Week (#HOUBRW) highlights black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in Houston to expose Houston residents and visitors to African American, African and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week kicks off July 10th and runs through the 19th, and this year, there are prizes on the line for hungry diners who complete a Bingo card detailing their restaurant visits. Here is a complete list of participating restaurants and schedule of events for Black Restaurant Week.
Founded in 2016, Black Restaurant Week began with a one-city food experience in Houston, Texas. To date, the culinary experience has expanded to eight cities with involvement from 270 minority businesses and professionals nationwide.
We don’t know what’s better at Ogun Art & Wine … the beautifully striking original art on the walls or the exquisite offering of wines from continents across the globe. Whatever the reason, be sure to visit this gallery/wine bar located in the Memorial Heights area. While you sip on vino from South Africa, be sure to take in the oil and acrylic paintings and rich, cultural atmosphere. If you get hungry, there’s an array of meat and cheese plates, signature pizzas, salads and a selection of small plates to share.
Lucille’s is a great spot to visit after you’ve worked up an appetite taking in fine art in Houston’s Museum District or painting the town red. You’ll feel right at home in the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. Traditional Southern dishes such as braised oxtails, shrimp and grits, and smothered duck. Sides include collard greens, cornbread, hot rolls, or truffled brussel sprouts. If brunch is your cup of tea, Lucille’s has a varied selection for any palate.
The Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro is Houston’s newest Southern Comfort upscale food experience. Their goal is to elevate the culture of their cuisine, by pairing traditional Soulfood favorites with the art of culinary, thus creating the ultimate dining experience.
Owners James and Karen Fain have been carefully crafting their Tennessee style barbecue for over a decade. Opening in 2011 in Houston's Meyerland district, the couple has expanded to a second location in Sawyer Yards, located at the heart of Houston's historic First Ward and thriving art communities. Like the handcrafting artisans in Gatlinburg, James and Karen have taken their passion for barbecue beyond the pit to include elements of smoke in vegetarian and vegan dishes so that Fainmous BBQ can offer its exclusive flavor to a broader customer base where everyone is treated like family.
Established in 2016, this family-owned food truck is known for their slow smoked meats and specialty items like the brisket and mac eggrolls, loaded brisket fries, brisket quesadillas, and more. Currently they can be found weekends at 7211 FM 1960 west 77338. You can’t miss the big orange and black trailer. Operating hours include Friday from 4-7 p.m.,Saturdays 12 noon to 7 p.m.
Serious barbecue doesn’t require fancy plates or modern décor – just a pittmaster with skills. And at Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack, they serve serious barbecue. Nestled next to a gas station on Old Spanish Trail, the casual dining spot may not be much on the eyes, but your taste buds are in for a treat. Once inside, you’ll find consistent lines of hungry regulars and a friendly staff.
From the gracious service to the charming atmosphere, Island Spice certainly strives to provide a spectacular overall dining experience. Come in for a delicious Latin American meal, the best of the authentic Caribbean cuisine, and on the weekends, enjoy the music from the islands with the newly created Rendezvous Lounge concept.
- Craft Burger - 718 Main (Downtown)
- Fainmous BBQ - 1201 Oliver (The Heights)
- Five Central Upper Kirby Bistro - 2736 Virginia (Upper Kirby)
- Kid Kreole Kooking - 9739 N Sam Houston Parkway East (Humble, TX)
- Houston This is Soul Food - 2712 Blodgett (3rd Ward)
- Island 1515 - 1515 Pease (Downtown)
- Lucille’s - 5512 La Branch (Museum District)
- Mikki’s Cafe and Catering - 9603 Broadway (Pearland, TX)
- The Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro - 636 Cypress Station Dr. (West Houston)
- Rosalie and Main - 3101 Main (Midtown)
- Rocos Grill and Smokehouse - 7211 FM 1960 (Humble, TX)
- Island Spice Bar and Grill - 17802 West Little York (NW Houston)
- Trez Art and Wine Bar - 920 Studemont (Washington Corridor)
- Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack - 3929 Old Spanish Trail (3rd Ward)
- Power Portions (locations in Houston and Katy)
- Herban Frequency - 1501 W. 8th Street, Houston
- Pat’s Wow Wings - 9739 N. Sam Houston Parkway
- ReMo’s Cafe - 8420 S. Sam Houston Parkway West
- Flava Wings - 7395 McHard
- Esther’s Cajun Cafe and Soul Food - 5204 Yale
- Bar 5015 - 5015 Almeda, Houston
- The French Fry House - 5740 S. Wayside
- World Famous Foodie Bar - 14540 Cypress Rosehill
- Hella Juices (no address)
- Sumn2eat - 11909 Tidwell
- OMG Seafood To Go - 4010 Synott
- DB Delectables - 2346 Bermuda Shores (Missouri City, TX)
- Bruffle Waffles! - 1210 Concord Place (Missouri City, TX)
- The Funnel Cake House - 4426 Dalmatian
- Fleur de Sweets - 3000 Woodland Park
- Taste of Nigeria - 5959 Richmond
- Go Cajun Subs - 1027 Sawdust
- The Pull Up - 610 Murphy (Stafford, TX)
- SO Veganly - 26515 Preston Avenue (Spring, TX)
- Fleur de Licious Catering -1536 Kenforest Dr. (Missouri City, TX)
- Cafe Abuja - 15015 Westheimer
- Gumbo Xpress - 1302 Waugh
- R&K Barbecue - 911 Normandy
- Pioneer Dreams Eats Inc - 4213 Bastrop