RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Nearly 30 restaurants are participating in Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Week, which runs through Sunday.
Organizers said the week supports the city’s black-owned restaurants, food truck operators, caterers and chefs. Several different events have been set-up throughout the week.
8News went to some of the businesses participating to speak about what the week means to Richmond.
“I’m excited because it took a long time to get a lot of black restaurants in the city. So we’re moving forward and I’m really excited about all the new ones that are coming in,” said Chef Mamusu, owner of Africanne on Main. Many of the restaurants are competitors but are supporting each other during the week. 8News paid a visit to Richmond Mama J’s on Tuesday to learn the purpose of the week.
The owner of Brewers Coffee Shop, AJ Brewer, told 8News that Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Week highlights and empowers black business owners in the city. “I’m super excited to see Richmond changing and I’m really happy to see a lot of businesses participating in that change,” Brewer said.