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Black Restaurant Week Runs Until Nov. 17

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Black Restaurant Week kicked off this Sunday, Nov. 11, and this fall there are nine participating minority-owned restaurants. It’ll run through Saturday, Nov. 17.

Launched by Columbus Urban League Young Professionals, an affiliate of the Columbus Urban League (CUL), Black Restaurant Week aims to bring attention and dollars to the city’s black-owned restaurants while supporting CUL.

“We specifically want to make an impact in our community economically, highlight restaurants of color in our community,” says Paulette Burks, Marketing Co-Chair for CULYP. “A lot of them are smaller businesses that aren’t normally in the spotlight, so this is a way to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Participating restaurants include Hen Quarter in Dublin, BurgerIM Downtown, Barrel on High, Aerial Wine Boutique, J’s Hot Fish, Feed Me Sandwich Kings, Creole Kitchen, Flavor 91 Bistro, and The Pitt BBQ. Each are offering their own dining deals all week.

CULYP launched Black Restaurant Week last year as one of their annual signature events. It has continued with two events this year, one in the summer and one in the fall. Restaurants can participate by donating $100 to the CUL. Diners who’d like to see their restaurant on the roster next year can contact CULYP with their suggestion.

“As an organization, we are committed to creating the change we wish to see in our community and as young professionals,” said Habiba Bankston, President of the CULYP. “We believe that we have the power to restructure our community’s business footprint through our buying power.”

For more information, visit culyp.org.

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