Follow Your Fork to Houston Black Restaurant Week


It’s back! Houston Black Restaurant Week (HOUBRW) is back for its third annual culinary showcase with a flurry of excitement and anticipation. From April 16 – April 29, 2018, Houstonians have the opportunity to experience some of the city’s best African-American, African and Caribbean cuisines.

Houston Black Restaurant week, established in the spring of 2016, was a proven success with over $50,000 of revenue generated in the Houston economy through black-owned restaurants. This success brought expansion to five other cities in 2018: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Oakland.

2 Girls Who Travel recently attended the Nosh culinary showcase presented by Verizon and in partnership with Buffalo Soldiers Museum. Nosh had live cooking demonstrations with all-star chefs Shakti Baum, Tiffani Janelle and Vicky V; and tastings and competitions with some of Houston’s top caterers and executive chefs.

2 Girls Who Travel with Chef Vicky V

Check out our gallery of photos from Nosh.


2 Girls Who Travel love Black Restaurant Week! We took part in the inaugural year festivities with lunch at Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Soul Food. Read more about that here. We can’t wait to visit some of the participating restaurants* this year.  It’s a great list! Where will you visit?

*Participating Restaurants

Alfreda’s Soul Food

Boogies BBQ

Sunshine’s Health Food Store and Vegetarian Deli

Front Deck Bar & Grill

The French Fry House

Kim’s Kitchen

Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack

Kitchen 713

Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen


Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro

Reggae Hut

The Isles Eatery & Rhum Bar


B’s Wine Bar

Mikki’s Soul Food Café

Houston This Is It Soul Food

The Alley Kat

Kaffeine Coffee Internet & Office Café

Turkey Leg Hut

Café Abuja

Ogun Art + Wine

The Address

Esther’s Cajun Café & Soul Food

Phil & Derek’s Jazz Lounge

Tropical Smoothie Café

HOUBRW has a few other events this week that you should definitely check out:

The Art of Flavor: Exclusive Pop-up Dinner – Tuesday, April 24, 2018:

An exclusive pop-up dinner featuring acclaimed Chef Mark Holley, wine pairings with
Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black female wine maker and exceptional entertainment. The Art of Flavor is sponsored by Sharespace, Branwar Wines and the Gite Gallery.

Soundbites: Food Truck Fest – Saturday, April 28, 2018:

HOUBRW’s festival featuring an amazing list of black food truck owners, family fun and live
music sponsored by Coca-Cola. Soundbites has added more to the mix in its second year with a
marketplace presented by the Greater Houston Black Chamber.

Be sure to follow HOUBRW on Instagram @blackrestaurantweek and use the hashtag #HOUBRW. Also, for more information, visit





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