Third annual DMV Black Restaurant Week underway

DMV Black Restaurant Week has begun – and through Sunday you’ll be able to take advantage of some great deals for a great cause.

The restaurant industry can use all the help it can get as they navigate the challenging terrain created by COVID-19 restrictions.

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And with winter fast approaching, the outdoor dining option won’t be available for much longer.

Black businesses, in particular, took a hard hit during the era of the coronavirus pandemic – with nearly half of them shutting down nationwide, according to Forbes.

Toyin Alli, center, owner of the food booth, Puddin' at Union Market talks to employees at the booth on Thursday June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. She has tried for years to apply to setup and sell food at Dupont Circle Farmers Market without luck. (P

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During the event, you’ll have a chance to help support those entrepreneurs and their employees during the third annual DMV Black Restaurant Week.

On Tuesday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser highlighted Puddin’ – which offers comfort foods including chicken 'n beef sausage gumbo, shrimp 'n grits, etouffee, red beans 'n rice and shrimp.

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For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here.

More information on Black Restaurants Week is available here.