CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In May 2020, a group of Charlotte foodies set out to create change following the death of George Floyd.
In an effort “to change the narrative and redirect our emotions to something positive,” they urged people to support Charlotte’s Black-owned restaurants and food trucks and post about their visits using #EatBlkCLT.
By fall, the group’s short-term goal expanded into a movement and the account @EatBlkCLT was established.
Fast-forward a few more months to June and the first-ever Eat Black Charlotte Week is happening.
Through June 12, diners can enjoy prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from participating Charlotte area Black-owned restaurants and food trucks. Click here for a list of places that are participating.
The weeklong food event will end with the EatBlkCLT Food and Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Unknown Brewing at 1327 South Mint St. A drink and dessert event will also be held on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1501 South Mint.
For more information, go to eatblkclt.com.
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