Restaurant Week, operated by Kansas City Black, includes 44 companies

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Chef Cherven Desauguste is a partner in the new Taste Island Grill next to his Mesob restaurant.

Chef Cherven Desauguste is a partner in the new Taste Island Grill next to his Mesob restaurant.

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The third annual Black Restaurant Week in Kansas City begins September 2nd. The annual event is part of Midwest Black Restaurant Week hosted by Black Restaurant Week LLC, a national organization dedicated to supporting black-owned restaurants. The event encourages guests across the country to support black restaurants that represent all aspects of the African diaspora.

Forty-four Kansas City restaurants are participating in this year’s celebration. Other Midwestern cities hosting their own Black Restaurant Weeks include Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.

The list of restaurants ranges from brick and mortar establishments to food trucks and catering services. Each kitchen serves food from different cultures, from African American soul food to West African cuisine.

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Mesob’s Broadway Chicken with Cornish hens in brine, potatoes, fennel, carrots, asparagus and lemon sauce. mesbo

Some of the participating restaurants have special offers during the week. To find out more about the offerings available, contact the restaurants directly.

“It’s just awesome and fun to get everyone to expand their taste buds,” said Black Restaurant Week co-founder Derek Robinson. “Some people may not know what Jamaican food is, you know, here’s an opportunity for them to try Jamaican food.”

Robinson said the week is also an opportunity for people to use their personal platforms to promote restaurants around town. Aside from buying a meal, he suggests customers share all the places they visit on social media with their friends and family.

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Tausha Hammett now runs LC’s Bar-BQ, where she filled an order alongside Pit Master Lorenzo Pettis. Hammett, who has worked there since she was 12, was chosen by her late grandfather, restaurant founder LC Richardson, to take over after his death in February. Tammy Ljungblad [email protected]

Black Restaurant Weeks was founded in 2016 by a group of friends as a one-city event in Houston to revitalize and support local Black-owned businesses and celebrate African, African-American and Caribbean influences in the food industry.

To further support businesses, the organization launched its “More Than Just a Week” campaign to showcase businesses on an online marketplace, offer small grants and highlight new opportunities.

To plan your own local tour of black-owned restaurants in Kansas City, check out this map of participating businesses:

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Peachtree Cafeteria

6800 East Highway

816-923-0099

2128 E. 12th St.

816-214-5098

Soiree Steak & Oyster House

1512 E. 18th St.

913-952-8986

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Marquez “Quez” Beasley, host of the live talk show “Quez Presents,” hosted a Mother’s Day show and brunch on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Soiree Steak and Oyster House, 1512 E. 18th Street, Kansas City. SUSAN PANMEULLER Susan Pfannenmüller Special on The

Mutual Musician Foundation

1823 Highland Avenue.

816-471-5212

Young family farm

3819 Wayne Ave.

816-237-0572

Love is key food and dessert innovation

3000 Troost Avenue.

816-556-6912

EsKCobar

3415 Hauptstr.

816-756-5111

KC Blues Jukehouse

1700 18th St.

816-472-0013

Catching and releasing soul food

6805 View Avenue.

816-729-0905

The 6 Lounge

6900 Prospect Avenue.

816-673-1080

Fannie’s West African cuisine

4105 Troost Ave.

816-832-8454

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Fannie Gibson serves West African dishes at her eponymous restaurant, Fannie’s African & Tropical Cuisine on Troost. JoyceSmith [email protected]

Mesob restaurant

3601 Broadway Blvd.

816-883-8835

Gates grill

1325 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.

816-531-7522

3205 Hauptstr.

816-753-0828

1221 Brooklyn Ave.

816-483-3880

10440 E. US Highway 40, Independence

816-353-5880

Try Island Grill

3605 Broadway Blvd.

816-321-2090

Keisha Kandi apples

809 W. 39th St., Suite 130

Yoghurtini

8375 N. Stand Ave.

816-222-4882

4853 Hauptstr.

816-531-2201

Bar BQ by LC

5800 Blue Avenue

816-923-4484

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A sandwich with burnt ends at LC’s Bar-BQ. Tammy Ljungblad [email protected]

Smaxx gourmet food

1827 Weinstr.

816-921-1161

District fish and noodle house

1664 E. 63rd St.

816-921-0152

Big Mama’s Bakery KC

4707 Bannisterstrasse

816-765-0800

KC Daiquiri Shop

1116 Big Blvd.

816-974-3275

Blue Nile Cafe

20 E. 5th St.

816-283-0990

Jadabay’s delicious cuisine

816-377-4094

Turkey leggman

3900 The Paseo

816-517-1984

OMG trap kitchen

[email protected]

gourmet grub

Convoluted pizza pop-up

3119 Terrassenstr.

The kitchen of faith

[email protected]

boss Roi

[email protected]

candy land

816-210-1218

Queen of the cones

Double OGz jerk chicken and greens

913-400-2003

Graffiti Culinaire

(817) 784-5583

[email protected]

Happy Roots

816-551-8021

TCsFullyLoaded

925 Wyoming St.

Vegan Crave Burger and Bakery

1599 Iron St., North Kansas City

[email protected]

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General Manager Steven Mebane has been with Gates Bar-BQ for over 30 years. It was founded in 1946 by the Gates family. Tammy Ljungblad [email protected]

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Gates grill

2001 W. 103. Terrace, Leawood

913-383-1752

Ruby Jeans Juicery

11828 Roe Avenue, Leawood

913-912-1060

3000 Troost Avenue.

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Chris Goode, owner of Ruby Jeans Juicery. Andrea click The Kansas City Star

Wilson’s Pizza & Grill

1802 Quindaro Blvd.

913-621-4066

Soul Sweets by The Cake Lady

913-634-6963

Chixen, Kansas City

1407 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas

816-368-1234

Holy Smoke BBQ

8132 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas

913-633-6343

Increase Bar & Grill

7543 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

913-766-6610

Krab Kingz Seafood KCK

7704 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

913-912-1714

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Jones Bar-BQ saw a surge in online barbecue sauce sales after the Kansas City, Kansas restaurant was listed as a black-owned business, said co-owner Deborah Jones. Andrea click [email protected]

Jones BBQ

6706 Kaw Drive, Kansas City, Kansas

913-788-5005

KC Daiquiri Shop

8725 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park

913-766-5319

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