Black Restaurant Week marks inaugural foodie fest in Philly

10 local eateries are participating

Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Black Restaurant Week co-founders Falayn Farrell and Warren Luckett

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Black Restaurant Week is happening all across Philadelphia this week.

The food-centric event originally began in Houston three years ago, and has since spread to Atlanta, Oakland, New Orleans and now Philadelphia, the very first city in the Northeast.

"For us, it was so important that we take ownership of our own culinary cuisines," said Warren Luckett, who founded Black Restaurant Week alongside fellow Houston native Falayn Farrell.

The inaugural foodie fest in Philly features discounted menus at 10 participating black-owned eateries, as well as three food-focused event, including a Power of the Palate bartending competition and a pop-up dinner at the African American Museum.

"Caterers, food trucks, executive chefs that may not have their own restaurants — so we really try to highlight the whole culinary community," Farrell said.

For a full list of events and participating restaurants, visit