4th Annual Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

Pig & Brew

Richmond restaurateurs are again preparing to showcase their culinary creations for the annual Richmond Black Restaurant Experience taking place March 1-8, 2020. The celebration, organized by minority business supporters, is designed to promote economic diversity while celebrating some of Richmond’s best food.

In 2019, over 32,000 people participated in Richmond Black Restaurant Experience. Over the past three years, the event has generated over $1.8 million in total sales, created over 40 new jobs, and resulted in $12,000 donated back to the community. 

Brewer’s Cafe

“We are excited about continuing to celebrate our city’s diversity and all it has to offer,” said Amy Wentz, one of the organizers of Richmond Black Restaurant Experience. “Highlighting the impact that our participating minority owned businesses have on Richmond’s budding dining scene in creative ways is essential to boosting our local economy and supporting Visit BLK RVA, our region’s latest tourism platform celebrating black faces and places.”

Good Tymes

This year, Richmond Black Restaurant Experience is partnering with Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals as its nonprofit beneficiary. Community partners include Dominion Energy, City of Richmond, The Virginia Lottery, Aetna, The Market @ 25th, Sonabank, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, Visit BLK RVA, Brown Distributing, Radio One Richmond iPower 92.1 FM. Kiss 105.7 FM and Praise 104.7 FM and Unlocking RVA. 

Family Secrets

Signature events will include Mobile Soul Sunday on March 1 at Kanawha Plaza; Afrikana Film Festival Screening of “Boss” on March 5 at the Black History Museum; Ready to Give (party for a purpose) on March 6 at Vagabond; Art for the SOUL on March 7 at Studio Two Three; and Stick a Fork in It on March 8 at Altria Theater. For more information on Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, visit www.vablackrestaurantexperience.com.

Participating restaurants include:

1.       Bellos Lounge 

1712 E Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23223


2.       Big Herm’s Kitchen 

315 N 2nd Street Richmond, VA 23219

3.       Boogaloo’s Bar and Grille

210 W Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222 


4.       Brewer’s Cafe

1125 Bainbridge St, Richmond, VA 23224 


5.       Brewer’s Waffles

1311 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224 


6.       Charles’ Kitchen 

9127 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23294 


7.       Chef MaMuSu’s Africanne on Main

200 E. Main St, Richmond, VA 23219 


8.       Croaker’s Spot

1020 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224 


9.       Family Secrets 

5310 Chamberlayne Rd, Richmond, VA 23227 

10.    Garfield’s

2615 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, VA 23236


11.    Good Tymes

2030 Chamberlayne Ave. Richmond, VA 23222

12.    Inner City Blues 

3015 9 Mile Road Richmond, VA 23223 

13.    Ipanema Café

917 W Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220


14.    Jackie’s on Laburnum 

1241 N Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23223 


15.    Ma Michele’s Café

10811 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

16.    Mama J’s 

415 N. 1st St, Richmond, VA 23219 

17.    Maple Bourbon

1116 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219 


18.    Ms. Bee’s Juice Bar

114 W Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222

19.     MiniBar RVA

14 N 18th St Richmond, VA 23223 


20.    Nutty Buttery 

701 West Clay Street Richmond, VA 23220


21.    Nomad Deli 

207 W. Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222 


22.    The Original Ronnie’s BBQ 

2097 New Market Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

23.    Pig and Brew 

1313 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224 


24.    LBJ’s Soul Food Fusion @ Traditionz Smokehouse 

4810 Jefferson Davis Highway N Chesterfield 23234 


25.    Soul N Vinegar 

2832 R Street Richmond, VA 23223


26.    Soul Taco 

1215 E Main Street Richmond, VA 23219


27.    Soul Taco

321 N 2nd St Richmond, VA 23219 


28.    Spoonbread Bistro

2526 Floyd Ave Richmond, VA 23220 

29.    Spoonbread Bistro Deux- Short Pump

3416 Lauderdale Dr Richmond, VA 23233

30.    Southern Kitchen 

541 N 2nd Street Richmond, VA 23219


31.    Sugar’s Crab Shack

2224 Chamberlayne Ave Richmond, VA 23222 

32.    Tipsy Cupcakes RVA 

3423 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23221


33.    The Dessert Diva

1726 Altamont Ave suite C, Richmond, VA 23230

34.    Urban Hang Suite 

304 E Broad St Richmond, VA 23219 

35.    Vagabond

700 E Broad St Richmond, VA 23219 


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