Richmond Black Restaurant Week invites diners to try something new

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond may be hosting its first Black Restaurant Week, March 6 to 12, but it has already surpassed other participating southern cities with the number of featured restaurants.

It even has an official proclamation from the city’s mayor, as well as backing from the governor.

The intent of the event is to reach the local foodie community with the food and stories of black entrepreneurship, and to promote economic diversity.

The inspiration was the Memphis Black Restaurant Week, founded by Cynthia Daniels, which launched last year.