Richmond Magazine  

Richmond Black Restaurant Week Kicks off March 6


When Black Restaurant Week began in Memphis, Tennessee, last year, longtime NBC12 reporter Curt Autry took notice and took to Facebook, musing about the possibilities for this type of event in Richmond. Shemicia Bowen saw the post, and thought the same. She and Memphis Black Restaurant Week founder Cynthia Daniels have a mutual friend — Amy Wentz, the founder of BlackRVA, which promotes local black-owned businesses — and together, Bowen and Wentz, with some help from Daniels, are now co-founders of Richmond’s inaugural Black Restaurant Week running March 6 through 12.