In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at some local Black-owned restaurants that are being featured in the first-ever Chicago Black Restaurant Week (CBRW).
Lauran Smith, creative director for CBRW, stopped by to fill us in!
Chicago Black Restaurant Week, which will be Feb. 7-13, was designed to create a platform for Black-owned eateries in the Chicago area to be recognized and patronized. There are quite a few hidden gems that we want to share.
Smith said she had concerns that Black-owned eateries were not very well known. Her goal in creating CBRW was to expose these amazing establishments to everyone.
Four of the featured restaurants shared some of their dishes with us:
The Chuck Wagon Grill
5091 Sauk Trail Drive, Richton Park
17575 Kedzie Ave, Hazel Crest
Litehouse Whole Food Grill
1373 E. 53rd St., Chicago (Hyde Park)
841 W. 103rd St., Chicago
A full list of CBRW restaurants: http://chicagoblackrestaurantweek.com/
Chicago Black Restaurant Week runs Feb. 7-13