Feb 23, 2024 - Food and Drink

Black Restaurant Week San Antonio's 2024 list

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Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is back for a sixth year, highlighting local Black-owned eateries, from African flavors to Caribbean dishes.

How it works: Participating restaurants offer a BRWSA special. A dollar from each sale of the highlighted items goes to charity.

Zoom in: 16 businesses are participating in the event from Monday to March 3. Names like Trices Cafe and Lounge, The Purple Pig, Go'Shen Point and Real Real Jamaica are participating.

What they're saying: BRWSA founder Ryane Smith tells Axios she intentionally set the event to begin at the end of Black History Month.

  • "It was more important to me to showcase that we're more than just those 28 days in February when it comes to celebrating Black cuisine and culture."

Zoom out: San Antonio is home to even more Black-owned restaurants to explore in addition to BRWSA's selection.

Ma Harper's Creole Kitchen, 1816 N. New Braunfels Avenue

The San Antonio staple, owned and operated by the 94-year-old namesake for more than 30 years, has been featured on the Food Network, by the NBA and more.

The Jerk Shack, 10234 State Highway 151

Chef Nicola Blaque started the Caribbean cuisine stop in 2018 with a small walk-up location on the inner West Side. Since then, it has received nods from GQ and Eater.

The Big Bib, 104 Lanark Drive

Stanley Shropshire started the now beloved barbecue restaurant in a car wash parking lot in 2000.

  • It's been recognized by multiple city awards and as a go-to spot for barbecue in the state.

Mark's Outing, 1624 E. Commerce Street

Since 2005, the restaurant owned by Mark Outing has been known for creative eats like the ice cream burger and a 2-pound burger challenge.

Tank's Pizza, 902 N. New Braunfels Avenue

The restaurant was opened in 2011 by Michael Brown. The owner previously said his mission was to provide "something new" for his community, which he said franchises refused to deliver to.


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