More than 30 restaurants and eateries are participating this year in Houston Black Restaurant Week, which runs from April 14-28 and gives guests the opportunity to dine for discounted rates at some of the best black-owned or black-kitchen-led spots in the city.
Some of the menus are available, and a glance at them shows some deliciously promising experiences. Here's a look at some of the meals to look forward to for this year's Black Restaurant Week:
Jonny Rhodes' tasting menu restaurant is offering a $45, four-course brunch option, and you should take him up on it. Among the courses is aged dairy biscuits with smoked wild boar gravy and fried yard egg. Rhodes is known for his smoking and preserving techniques, and this dish should highlight both of those things. Also, look for a dessert combining butter pecan bread and a preserved fruit Pop Tart.
Head to this Houston soul food mecca for lunch and get a $25 prix fixe meal with options that include fried green tomatoes, butternut squash, shrimp and grits, and a smoked chicken salad sandwich. We're partial to the oyster BLT, the perfect combination of salty and smoky, with plenty of crunch.
Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen
Discounted menu items at both locations of this casual hangout dubbed "The Park" include $20 lobster and shrimp pizza and a $25 crawfish boil, where you'll get five pounds of mudbugs, two servings of corn on the cob, two potatoes, and one sausage. Your weekend afternoon plans have now been made.
Ray's BBQ Pit
Longtime Third Ward pitmaster Rayford S. Busch is giving people an opportunity to go all in for just $25. The Max includes a choice of house-smoked meat, two fried catfish, and two fried shrimp. There are suggested wine pairings, too, but booze is separate from the HBRW deal.
How's a two-course meal with sides for just $15? This Is It Soul Food wants to feed you well with smothered pork chop or chicken. For dessert, grab some peach cobbler.
Here's the full list of participating restaurants and eateries:
- Alfreda's Soul Food
- The Alley Kat
- Ate Kitchen
- B's Wine Bar
- Burns Burger Shack
- Burns Original BBQ
- Cafe 4212
- Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill and Bar
- Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro
- Esther's Cajun Cafe & Seafood
- Esther's Signature Dish
- The French Fry House
- Golden Krust
- This Is It Soul Food
- Mikki's Cafe Soul Food
- Neyow's Creole Cafe
- Àgùn Art & Wine
- OMG Seafood
- Phil & Derek's Restaurant & Jazz Lounge
- Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen
- Ray's BBQ
- Reggae Hut Cafe
- Soul Food Vegan
- Sugar's Cajun Cuisine & Bar
- Sunshine's Health Food Store and Vegetarian Deli
- Taste Bar + Kitchen
- Taste of Nigeria
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe
- Turkey Leg Hut