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Cool Panels, Dining Deals, and Other Black Restaurant Week Highlights - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 05,2018
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Ben's Chili Bowl is one of the restaurants offering discounts during Black Restaurant Week. Photograph by Steve Snodgrass on Flickr.

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BY REGINA PARK

WASHINGTON, DC. - Washington’s Black Restaurant Week starts this Sunday, and there will be plenty of dining deals. But the event is about more than just discounted restaurant meals. Look for panels, a cocktail competition, and next Saturday, a day-long conference at UDC.

The founders—bar consultant Andra “AJ” Johnson, Georgetown University professor Erinn Tucker, and restaurant vet Furard Tate–created the event to shine a spotlight on the area’s black chefs and black-owned restaurants. They also want to spark conversation about how to get those chefs and restaurants more attention going forward.

“Within the past year I’ve read all these articles asking, ‘Where are the black chefs? Where are the black managers?'” Tucker says. “After a while I was wondering: what do you mean, where are they? They’re everywhere! The DMV has such great talent that there must be a disconnect.”

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