Another Restaurant Week is here and this time it’s highlighting restaurants and bars owned by black Americans. Organized by “I Don’t Do Clubs” — “an event blog that caters to young Black professionals who are looking for social events beyond the typical nightclub scene” — the businesses featured include several eateries located around, although not in, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
This inaugural Restaurant “Month” will span from Wednesday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 30, and features a $35 three-course prix-fixe dinner on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Local participating eateries are:
- Amarachi Lounge (189 Bridge Street, Downtown Brooklyn)
- The Crabby Shack (613 Franklin Avenue, Prospect Heights) — owned by Fort Greene-Clinton Hill moms Gwendolyn Woods and Fifi Bell Clanton
- Elberta Restaurant and Bar (335 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights)
- Rustik Tavern (471 DeKalb Avenue, Clinton Hill-Bed-Stuy)
- Shane’s Brooklyn (794 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights)
As founder Genese Jamilah wrote in the announcement, “since 1992, the original Restaurant Week has introduced millions of foodies to new and exciting eateries and become an international institution. Why not bring this same movement to the Black community?”
Businesses can still sign up to participate by emailing Jamilah at email@example.com to learn more.