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Black Restaurant Week is about eating and celebrating some of the best cuisines WNY has to offer

Posted at 5:59 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:33:38-05

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

Ms. Goodies

The Oakk Room