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Atlanta Welcomes Black Restaurant Week on July 31- August 13, 2017 | Schedule, Media Passes and More!

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ronnika  Ann, Sr. PR Director – iGN PR
Black Restaurant Week
PRDirector@iGNPR.com

BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK IS EXPANDING TO ATLANTA
Black Restaurant Week Highlights Black Owned Businesses with it Summer Culinary Series July 31- August 13, 2017.

Atlanta, GA. – Black Restaurant Week (BRW), originally created in Houston, TX, is expanding to Atlanta! BRW will kick off its Inaugural Annual Summer Culinary Series, in the city of Atlanta, Georgia July 31- August 13, 2017.

Due to the huge success of the spring culinary series of Black Restaurant Week in Houston, BRW has decided to expand! Foodies will be able to eat their hearts out with options from an ever-growing list of participating Black-owned restaurants featuring unbelievable price options for brunch, lunch and dinner. Diners can enjoy casual dining options for $15 – $25 per person, and fine dining options from $35 to $45 per person.

Participants will also be able to experience a series of events, from a catering tasting to a showstopping bartending competition, that will showcase the city’s diverse culinary scene and spotlight the various food talent that the City of Atlanta has to offer. Visit the Atlanta Restaurant Week website, https://atlbrw.com/ or connect with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! #ATLBRW

Restaurants, chefs, caterers and bartenders interested in participating in Atlanta Black Restaurant Week can find more information here.

List of restaurants participating in Black Restaurant Week: http://www.atlbrw.com Events during Black Restaurant Week: http://www.atlbrw.com/events/

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ABOUT BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK, LLC

Black Restaurant Week, LLC is committed to the education and awareness of the Black Culinary Industry in the United States of America. Using a combination model of awareness and education event, Black Restaurant Week will stimulate growth of African American owned culinary businesses and farms across the United States. To achieve its mission of growth in the culinary industry, Black Restaurant Week aims to create experiences that will cater to a diverse culture of tastemakers, professionals and are foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines.

Media Outlets and Food Bloggers are welcome to attend by emailing Ronnika Ann at PRDirector@iGNPR.com. To schedule an interview, food tasting or restaurant visit; please contact Ronnika Ann for scheduling.

Black Restaurant Week connection with Black Businesses and Nonprofits.

Stimulating the Atlanta Business Economy

Black Restaurant Week (BRW) creates an ‘awakening’ of economic empowerment to the black community through supporting restaurants and small businesses. According to Collective African American net income (spending power) now exceeds $1 trillion dollars annually. Through highlighting restaurants in our restaurant showcase, we are creating a cooperative economics system. BRW goal is recycle the dollar within the black community by working with a variety of black owned businesses throughout the two-week campaign.

Supporting those in Need

A portion of proceeds from the Black Restaurant Week Showcase will be donated to a local nonprofit organization. Atlanta Black Restaurant Week will support Family Agriculture Resource Management Service F.A.R.M.S. food bank program which purchases produce from small farmers to be donated to food banks, elder care centers, and shelters like the Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless.  F.A.R.M.S. new partnership with the Metro Atlanta Taskforce supports Atlanta Urban Greens and the Taskforce effort to grow fresh produce on their rooftop garden which is later harvested for consumption in the shelter’s cafeteria.  F.A.R.M.S. is supporting the shelter to cover the cost of seeds, fertilizer and supplies for the garden.

Educating a new breed of restaurants: Growing the Restaurant Industry

Aroma: Restaurant Panel Discussion; Location: Negril Village: 30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; Date: August 1, 2017

A hard reality is that many restaurants fail during their first year, frequently due to a lack of planning.  Atlanta Black Restaurant Week will host a panel of restaurant industry and business leaders to share their knowledge about entering the restaurant business. Experts will offer advice on ways to get started in the industry, raising capital, and managing a successful business operation.

Sound Bites: Food Truck Festival

Location: Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market 1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; Date: August 5, 2017

The food truck scene has evolved over the years to go from serving cheap meals to offering high-quality food for all types of individuals. Many highly skilled executive chefs are opening food trucks as a means to owning an affordable restaurant operation. Food trucks have launched some successful brick and mortar by creating a high following of foodies, investors and other supporters. We want to promote those food truck businesses during the Black Restaurant Week campaign.

Nosh: Culinary Showcase

Location: 595 North Avenue NW Atlanta, Ga. 30318; Date: August 10, 2017

BRW strives to bring awareness about the talented executive chefs and caterers in the city of Atlanta.  Atlanta has a plethora of executive chefs and caterers who do not own their own restaurant. Our Nosh Culinary Showcase allows Black Restaurant Week to honor them during our Black Restaurant Week campaign.  The catering and private chef industry is very competitive, so it is important to create awareness of their talent and support their businesses.

Power of the Palate: Bartender Competition

Location: League Tavern 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308; Date: August 12, 2017

Consumers are looking for fresh and local ingredients in their glass. The biggest trends in bartending is the sourcing of local ingredients and producing electric beverages. Attendees can expect these bartenders and other mixologists to create some eclectic cocktails that highlight the bold flavors from the African diaspora in our Power of the Palate bartending competition during Black Restaurant Week campaign.

List of Restaurants Participating

  1. Cala Bar and Grill: 4144 Redan Rd #102, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

  2. Spice House 2247 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

  3. Negril Village: 30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

  4. Joffrey’s Café Restaurant: 301 N Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354

  5. League Tavern: 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

  6. Café Circa: 464 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

  7. Sweet Auburn: 171 Auburn Ave NE Ste P, Atlanta, GA 30303

  8. Puff & Pedals 367 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312

  9. Baltimore Crab and Seafood 1075 Fairburn Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331

  10. Pearl Lounge 253 Peters Street Atlanta, GA

 

Media Outlets, Food Bloggers and Journalists Welcomed
Media Outlets and Food Bloggers are welcome to attend by emailing Ronnika Ann at PRDirector@iGNPR.com. To schedule an interview, food tasting or restaurant visit; please contact Ronnika Ann for scheduling. Please help us share the word by posting the attached flyers on social media. Tags: @BlackResturantWeek #ATLBRW @iGNPR #iGNPR
Follow @BlackResturantWeek on Social Media #ATLBRW

Black Restaurant Week Line Up

Restaurant Showcase
15-20 restaurants
Date: July 31-August 13, 2017

Black Restaurant Week features signature prix-fixe dining menus with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a local area non-profit organization. Participating restaurants include a diverse selection of African, Caribbean, Creole, Cajun, Vegetarian,  Seafood, Southern, and Barbecue cuisine. Diners can enjoy fine dining menus for just $35 or $45 per person or casual dining menus for $15 – $25 per person.

Aroma
Restaurant Consultation Panel Discussion
Tentative Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aroma, is the educational and training experience of Black Restaurant Week. The event hosts a moderated a panel of the restaurant industry and business leaders who share their knowledge about the restaurant business. Experts can offer advice on ways to get started in the industry, raising capital, and managing successful restaurant operations.

Soundbites
food truck & music festival
Tentative Date: Tuesday, August  5, 2017
Location:  Museum Bar
181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

SoundBites is a food truck festival celebrating music and food during Black Restaurant Week to highlight black food truck owners in the Atlanta area. The event will feature Stage of Music, Full Beverage Bar, market vendors, and activities.

NOSH
Culinary Showcase
Tentative Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Location: 595 North Event Center
595 North Ave NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Nosh, is the showcase featuring African and African-American Caterers and Executive Chefs. Black Restaurant Week realized that there are a plethora of outstanding African and African-American chefs and caterers without a restaurant who deserve to have their cuisine highlighted during the week. This is our way to honor their contributions to the food scene.

Power of the Palate
Bartending Competition
Tentative Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Black Restaurant Week celebrates the finale by indulging in cocktails made with the freshest ingredients from local Black-owned farms.Power of the Palate features the top Black Bartenders creating exotic cocktails for a panel of guest judges.

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