Chicagoans Unite to Launch First Black Chicago Eats Week

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Black Chicago Eats Week

Black Business Month Chosen for Celebration of Community, Food and Entrepreneurs

Last summer, created buzz around our list of Black owned restaurants and eateries in the Chicago area. People were shocked (and so was I) to discover 95 locations. Even more shocking was the amount of messages we received with people upset that we had not included their favorite spot.

This year, we are pleased to take things to another level. August is Black Business Month, a time to recognize the importance of buying, giving and loving the Black community. This year, Bean Soup Times, INC and its partners are determined to celebrate the unique, diverse culinary and cultural experience of Black Chicago with the very first Black Chicago Eats Week.

This week will be an opportunity to showcase the beauty, creativity and tenacity of some of Chicago’s most historic neighborhoods and visionary entrepreneurs. We will also be encouraging the community to support restaurants that give back, such as Turkey Chop which feeds the needy every Monday via donations and volunteering.

Black Chicago Eats Week gives
 local foodies and visitors an opportunity to discover incredible Black owned eateries while enjoying specialty menu item(s) from several participating Chicago restaurants. The first Black Chicago Eats Week will take place July
 29 – August 12. For 14 days, consumers will explore eateries throughout the city and surrounding suburbs and experience Black Chicago’s rich, culinary diversity.

Black Chicago Eats Week will kick off Friday, July 29, 2016.

Organizing and media partners for this endeavor include Afrika Enterprises, Real Men Cook, Bean Soup Times, The Black Mall and the BRIJ Embassy as well as several Chicago area shakers and movers.

Interested restaurants should sign up here to get more information.


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Toure Muhammad

Author Toure Muhammad is the head bean, publisher and chief strategist of Bean Soup Times. The Morehouse graduate has written front page cover stories for The Final Call and N’digo. He has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Upscale magazine, rolling out newspaper, and N’Digo magapaper. He’s been featured on Tavis Smiley’s radio show on NPR, on Chicago’s WBEZ (Chicago public radio), and many other radio shows.

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