It’s time to celebrate entrepreneurship in Milwaukee while offering support to Black-owned businesses. Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week kicked off today and continues through May 17.
It's the fifth year for the annual event which encourages diners to patronize Black-owned businesses throughout the city. Founded by BlankSpaceMKE, the event is sponsored this year by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.
Diners are encouraged to order ahead, pay with either a debit or credit card, and take advantage of curbside pick-up at a wide variety of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines from Southern comfort food to Caribbean fare.
So go out, try a new place you've never been before and show up for our city!
To show your support for restaurants during Black Restaurant Week, visit any Black-owned restaurant and document your visit by posting a photo of your meal on social media using hashtags #MKEBlackEats #MBRW20
Participating restaurants include:
1501 W. Center St., (414) 372-7666
Seafood specials available on Wednesday and Friday. Curbside pick-up is available daily from noon to 7 p.m. Delivery is also available through Doordash or Grubhub.
3646 N. Teutonia Ave., (414) 445-3505
Specials vary each day. Offering curbside pick-up Monday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m.
City Net Jazz Cafe
306 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 336-1723
Specials include fish fry, red beans and rice and wing Wednesday. Call ahead for carry out or curbside pick-up. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1125 N. 9th St., (414) 708-5541
Offering a Chicken Dinner special daily from noon to 6 p.m. Carry out or delivery available through Ritual or Grubhub.
Coffee Makes You Black
2803 W. Teutonia Ave., (414) 562-5225
Chicken and waffles special available Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Order through Clover app.
Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille
724 N. 27th St., (414) 448-6165
Specials vary each day. Carry out with delivery available through Eatstreet. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dee’s Elegance Bar & Grill
7420 W. Villard Ave., (414) 861-8565
Curbside pick-up available with a menu that includes specialty drinks. Call to place your order. Hours are Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
1614 W. Walnut St., (414) 933-2303
Corned beef sandwiches available for carry out Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
502 W. Garfield Ave., (414) 374-4502
Chicken wings special available Friday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Call ahead for curbside pick-up.
Heaven’s Table BBQ
2228 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 732-7109
Offering specials on BBQ dinners. Curbside pick-up and delivery is available Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. View the menu and order online through Toast.
The Hideaway Pub & Grill
9000 W. Kaul Ave., (414) 353-8960
Caribbean and Creole soul food available for carry-out daily between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In the Nick of Time
9002 W. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 544-5367
Specials vary each day. Call ahead for curbside pick-up. Delivery also available. Open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.
Jizzles Sandwich Shop
2611 W. State St., (414) 447-9780
Chicken and rice combo special. Carry out available Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.
Junior’s Cocktail Lounge
3300 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 306-5285
Philly Cheesesteak meal for $6. Call ahead for curbside pick-up. Open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Mi Casa Su Cafe
1835 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 488-9916
Breakfast and brunch specials along with vegan options available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curbside pick-up available.
Mr. Perkins’ Family Restaurant
2001 W. Atkinson Ave., (414) 447-6660
Breakfast specials available Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call ahead for curbside pick-up.
On the Bayou
2053 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 539-5432
Seafood balls special. Check their Facebook page for updates. Call ahead for curbside pick-up. Open Thursday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pass da Peas
7870 W. Appleton Ave., (414) 393-0992
$7 lunch specials available for carry out. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
151 E. Sunset Dr., (262) 544-4099
BBQ and soul food are available for curbside pick-up Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call to place your order for pick-up.
Retox Martini Lounge
6901 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 751-7044
Taco Tuesday and drink specials available. Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Rise & Grind
2737 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 249-3846
Specials vary each day. Open Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Order online for carry out or delivery through Doordash and Grubhub.
Sauce & Spice MKE
3236 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 210-4478
$25 meal special includes pizza (5 toppings), 8 wings and a small bag of popcorn. Call ahead for curbside pick-up. Open Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shani’s Exquisite Catering
306 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 499-3367
Family of four meal deal for $29.99 including dessert. Call for current menu offerings and to place order. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 810-0763
Skybox is offering $10 Soul Food dinners, plus $7 frozen drinks. Their hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Speed Queen BBQ
1130 W. Walnut Ave., (414) 265-2900
Specials vary each day. Drive-thru service is available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash only (ATM on-site).
3510 W. Villard Ave., (414) 462-2239
Call ahead for carry out. Open daily from noon to 8 p.m.
4925 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 871-7138
Specials vary each day. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.