Chicago Black Eats week started as a dare when foodies challenged writer Toure Muhammad to create a list of black owned Chicago restaurants.
Expecting to only find 15, Toure was shocked when the list grew to 200! He stopped by to tell us more about Black Chicago Eats.
Toure Muhammad is the author for Bean Soup Times. Chicago Black Eats started as a dare, someone created a listing of black owned restaurants in New York and a reader wanted a list for Chicago. Toure thought it would take a few minutes and there would only be 10-15, but he ended up with finding 95 black owned restaurants and eateries, and now the list has grown to about 200. The only criteria is that the restaurant is opened and 51% black owned.
Toure is highlighting hidden gems around Chicago from July 29 - August 12 because August is Black Business month and Chicago bursts at the seams with tourists and locals looking for great food spots during the summer.
Instead of focusing on a few official participants, they are encouraging readers to pick their favorite places, go eat and share social media images using the hashtags #BlackChicagoEats and #EverybodyEats for a chance to win free meals. Peaches and Brown Sugar Bakery will give coffee bags and cupcakes to audience
We highlighted 4 restaurants from Black Chicago Eats in studio:
Turkey Chop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue (Humboldt Park)
Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)
Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)
Pies N Cones on 3343 N. Broadway (Lakeview)
Full List: http://blackchicagoeats.com/
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