July 30, 2021

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Foodies welcome

San Antonio Black Restaurant Week returns this February

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Black Restaurant Week, which helps highlight San Antonio Black-owned restaurants will begin on February 21-28.

The week-long event is not only for brick-and-mortar spots but food trucks, caterers and other food-related businesses in San Antonio to also be showcased.

“In a city where the Black population only makes up about 7% of the city’s population, and has a small but growing population of Black business owners, it is nice to be able to shine a light on Black business owners in the culinary field to provide support and acknowledgement. Through Black Restaurant Week San Antonio we get to celebrate cuisine, culture and community,” said Ryane Smith, organizer for Black Restaurant Week San Antonio.

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The event first took shape in 2019, when organizers tapped Tank’s Pizza, Squeezers Juice Bar, and Ray Harmon’s Barbecue to participate.

The 2021 participant list has not yet been announced but those interested in participating can still sign up on their website. Participating restaurants will donate $1 from each Black Restaurant Week dish purchased to the San Antonio Food Bank.

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