Black Restaurant Week starts today — here's the line up


Dishes at Corktown's Ima. - TOM PERKINS
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  • Dishes at Corktown's Ima.

The first annual Detroit Black Restaurant week kicks off today and highlights the city's many wonderful black-owned restaurants.'s Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and Lauren Bates organized the event, which includes casual and fine dining options.

Participants, broken down by casual/fine dining, include:

Casual Dining - One Entree, Two Sides & A Beverage - $15

• Sweet Potato Sensations; 17337 Lahser, Detroit; (313) 532-7996.
• The Jamaican Pot; 14615 W. 8 Mile, Detroit; (313) 659-6033.
• Yum Village food truck; 1428 Van Dyke,  Detroit;
• Sweet Soul Bistro; 13741 W McNichols, Detroit; (313) 862-7685.
• 1917 American Bistro; 19416 Livernois, Detroit; (313) 863-1917
• Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles; 19345 Livernois, Detroit; (313) 861-0229.
• Detroit Vegan Soul; 8029 Agnes and 19614 Grand River, Detroit; (313) 649-2759.

Fine Dining - 3 courses - Lunch $25 | Dinner $35

• SavannahBlue; 1431 Times Square, Detroit; (313) 926-0783.
• Ima; 2015 Michigan, Detroit; (313) 502-5959.
• River Bistro; 18456 Grand River, Detroit; (313) 777-9311.
• Brix Wine & Charcuterie Bar; 7968 Kercheval, Detroit; (313) 267-4006.
• Le Crepe; 317 S Washington, Royal Oak; (248) 629-9391.

House of Pure Vin will also host a wine tasting on August 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that will feature food pairings from some of Detroit's up and coming female chefs.

For more info on Black Restaurant Week, visit

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