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Urban Swank Partners with Houston Black Restaurant Week 2017

by  Urban Swank on April 13, 2017
Urban Swank Partners with Houston Black Restaurant Week 2017

Urban Swank has partnered with Houston Black Restaurant Week (HOUBRW) to support the much-anticipated event and its goal to increase the awareness, support and patronization of black restaurants and chefs in the Greater Houston area.

Returning for its second year of flavorful festivities, HOUBRW will offer prix-fixe dining menus for brunch, lunch and dinner at participating restaurants from April 17-30. Expect to see many of your favorites join the cause including newcomer Kitchen 713 along with Holley’s SeafoodBoogie’s BBQ, The Isles Eatery & Rum Bar, Live OakCool Runnings Jamaican Bar & GrillDolce Lounge & BistroOGUN Art & WinePhil & Derek’sProspect ParkScrappy Brown’sSunshine’sEtta’s KitchenRay’s BBQ, Cafe AbujaReggae HutEsther’s Cajun CafeD’Marco’s Pizzeria, and Lucille’s (additional restaurants to be announced soon).

In conjunction to the restaurant showcase, HOUBRW will host a series of special events including:

AROMA – a three-course dinner/discussion at Live Oak Bar & Grill with a panel of restaurant industry and business leaders who will share their knowledge about entering the franchise restaurant business

NOSH – a culinary showcase and competition featuring best bites from black caterers and chefs to honor the contributions of those who do not have a brick and mortar restaurant, but equally deserve to have their cuisine highlighted

SOUNDBITES – a food truck music festival with live music and some of Houston’s hottest DJs

ART OF FLAVOR  –  a five-course pop-up dinner with wine pairing featuring jazz music and the amazing cuisine of Chef Jonny Rhodes of “coming soon” restaurant, Indigo

POWER OF THE PALATE  – a bartending battle to celebrate the end of Houston Black Restaurant Week

Over 40 caterers and chefs will participate in the NOSH Culinary Showcase serving up their best appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Read the rest of this article about Urban Swank and HOUBRW at  Learn more about Shanna Jones and Felice Sloan known as Urban Swank in our Spring 2017 print issue.


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