Madison Black Restaurant Week to highlight nearly 40 Black-owned food businesses

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the sixth annual Madison Black Restaurant Week on Aug. 8-15.
Freddie and Nisa Carter in their food truck sista's
Photo by Romulo Ueda
Freddie (left) and Nisa Carter started Sista’s Chicken & Fish in June 2020. The food truck is participating in Black Restaurant Week.

The sixth annual Madison Black Restaurant Week is celebrating nearly 40 restaurants, food carts, caterers and specialty food service providers on Aug. 8-15.

According to a release, businesses across Madison and surrounding cities will be participating in Black Restaurant Week hosted by the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. There will be pop-up kitchen events and a Black Restaurant Week Bingo.

In addition to bringing awareness to these local businesses throughout the week, the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Food Tasting Jamboree on Aug. 15 from 2-5 p.m. at FEED Kitchens. At the Food Tasting Jamboree, the food providers will have $5 samples. Tickets can be purchased online and in advance.

“Our Black-owned businesses work tirelessly to produce nutritious, satisfying and flavorful food to this community,” Camille Carter, president and CEO of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, says. “This year more than ever, we aim to celebrate their resiliency and hope our community members will keep them in mind for future dining, takeout and catering.”

New participants this year include Granny’s Kitchen on Northport Drive and food cart Roche’s Taste of Chicago. Other participants include Marie’s Soul Food, McGee’s Chicken, Kingdom Restaurant, David’s Jamaican Cuisine, Mo’Betta Butter Cookies, Valice’s Sweet Potato Pies & Cakes, Happy Kitchen, Sista’s Chicken & Fish, Ernie’s African Kick Sauce, Keur Fatou Catering and Just Veggiez. A full list of participants can be found here.

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