Detroit Black Restaurant Week returns Monday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Organized by the website Black Metro Eats, Detroit Black Restaurant week kicks off Monday.

A Sunday brunch event mentioned in an earlier version of this story has been rescheduled for a later date. 

Aimed at highlighting black-owned businesses and black chefs in the area, Detroit Black Restaurant Week returns for a second year, Monday through Aug. 26.

Participating fine dining spots in Detroit and the suburbs will offer three-course dinners for a fixed price of $25 or $35, and more casual eateries will have $15 main courses that come with two sides and a beverage. Food trucks are also in the mix this time, and the deal there will be $10-$12 menu items. 

Also new for 2018, Detroit Black Restaurant Week – a project of the Black Metro Eats’ website – will host a few pre-Restaurant Week events. 

Black-owned food trucks will gather at the Dequindre cut 7-11 p.m. Saturday for “The Let Out,” which is free and open to all.

On Monday Detroit Black Restaurant Week kicks off with the grand opening of chef Max Hardy's Coop inside the Detroit Shipping Company. A seated three-course dinner will be served for $25 per person. 

Detroit Black Restaurant Week 2018 participants:

The Griot, music lounge, 66 E. Forest, Detroit. 
Nacks, slider service inside Third Street Bar, 4626 Third, Detroit. (313) 209-8910.
Ima, Japanese noodles, 2015 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 502-5959
River Bistro, southern/Caribbean, 18456 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 855-6108.
YumVillage, West African/Carribean food truck, 1428 Van Dyke, Detroit.
The Block, neighborhood bar and kitchen, 3919 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-0892. 
Duo, upscale restaurant and lounge, 29555 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. (248) 996-9929.
SavannahBlue, upscale soul food, 1431 Times Square, Detroit. (313) 926-0783. 
Coop, Caribbean fusion at Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro, Detroit. 
The Jamaican Pot, Jamaican, 14615 W. Eight Mile, Detroit. (313) 659-6033.
Le Crepe, French bistro, 317 S. Washington, Royal Oak. (248) 629-9391.
Colors, lunch spot, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. (313) 496-1212. 
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