BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — This is the third year the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals are bringing Black Restaurant Week to Western New York.
President Mark Glasgow said this week is for everybody.
“We want to bring out restaurant goers to experience minority-based cuisine throughout Western New York and to also stimulate economic growth in Black neighborhoods.”
This year there are over a dozen restaurants participating and the message many want to get out is that their food isn’t just Black food — it’s great food everyone will enjoy.
“It is important that people know that we are here,” said Tina Grant-Holt, the President and CEO of Manna @ Northland.
She said this event is about bringing people together around a common denominator: food.
“When I’m here it is just so uplifting to me to see the people coming in and they know other people and they congregate and get together. That is so special to me.”
Brothers Cafe Takeout & Catering is a brand new restaurant on Hertel Avenue. For the owners — this week is about letting people get to know their cuisine.
“We’re a brand new business we want people to know hey this business is around we’re brand new we’re different from everyone around that’s open,” said Ramon Anderson, co-owner.
“I want them to say, ‘This is some of the best food I’ve had in a long time.’”
This week you can visit any of the following restaurants for specials:
Brothers Takeout Cafe & Catering
@ Eleven Wings & Cuisines
Cake Crazy Bakery
Buffalo Soul Catering
Ike & BG's Restaurant
Je Ne Sais Quoi
La Verdad Cafe/Deli
Manna @ Northland
Park Vue Bar & Restaurant
Phat Catz Restaurant & Bar
The Rose Bar & Grille
The Oakk Room