The first-ever Detroit Black Restaurant Week (DBRW), which took place August 21-27, was the brain child of my overachieving-azz unicorn friend (the same one who convinced me to become a Detroit Influencer for I Don’t Do Clubs), Kwaku Osei-Bonsu.
I remember when he first told me about the idea. We’d just finished watching an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (we dipped at intermission ’cause we were hungry and that play was dumb long) and went to grab some food at Rock City Eatery, this cute lil hipstery bar-and-grill spot in Midtown Detroit. While forking through our macaroni bowls (mine was GF, of course) and the best brussel sprouts I’ve ever tasted in my entire life (and I don’t even like brussel sprouts), Kwaku told me that he and his friend Lauren Bates were planning on launching the first Detroit Black Restaurant Week through their newly founded venture BlackMetroEats.com. I was here for it. [Read more…]