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Black Restaurant Week fetes Los Angeles culinary diversity

Now through Nov. 11

OW Staff Writer | 11/8/2018, midnight
Los Angeles Black Restaurant Week (LABRW), taking place through Nov. 11, is the first..

Los Angeles Black Restaurant Week (LABRW), taking place through Nov. 11, is the first event to celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Black Restaurant Week, LLC (BRW), created in Houston, Texas is introducing its culinary series of taste-filled festivities to Los Angeles. For one week, LA residents, visitors, foodies and local influencers can explore and satisfy their culinary cravings with signature events and restaurant menu specials.

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

Participating restaurants include popular LA eateries Comfort LA, Grilled Fraiche, Reds Flavor Table (in Inglewood), Sky's Gourmet Tacos (including Marina del Rey location), Who's Hungry Caribbean & Catering and Harold’s and Belle’s.

Participants can expect dining options that range from $15 to $25 per person while fine dining ranges from $35 to $45 per person.

“Black Restaurant Week is excited to continue it’s expansion this year by hosting our campaign in Los Angeles,” said Falayn Ferrell, operations director. “Los Angeles is known as one of the top food cities in America, and this project is a great platform to explore and highlight the variety of local cuisines on the west coast and support local businesses.”

In additional to its staple showcase of new and well-known restaurants, Black Restaurant Week will present a culinary panel discussion titled, “Aroma” in partnership with the University of West Los Angeles. The panel of business and culinary experts will share their knowledge on food and service opportunities, best practices and experiences. Previous panelists have included food truck owners, restaurant owners, chef’s and food critics.

As an extension to LABRW’s commitment to the agricultural community, LABRW has partnered with F.A.R.M.S. (Family. Agriculture. Resource. Management. Services.), a national nonprofit organization, supporting family farmers through education and retail market expansion, while relieving hunger in the farmer's community.

Visit the Los Angeles Black Restaurant Week website, http://labrw.com or connect with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagra. #LABRW

Black Restaurant Week, LLC is committed to the education and awareness of the nation's Black culinary industry. Using a combination model of awareness and education event, Black Restaurant Week strives to stimulate the 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 taste-makers, professionals and are foodies looking for exposure to delicious food and exquisite wines.