Save The Date! Memphis Black Restaurant Week Is March 7 – 13

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 1st 2016 15608 0

There’s a new way to discover restaurants in Memphis, and it’s coming in March. Memphis Black Restaurant Week is a chance for black-owned restaurants to offer dining deals to hungry Memphians and raise awareness of their businesses.

Similar to Downtown Dining Week, eight local minority-owned restaurants will have various specials and deals from March 7 – 13, 2016.

Here’s a rundown the eight participating restaurants. Get more details on the MBRW Facebook Page and the new website.

DejaVu Cajun Creole Restauant Memphis

Dejavu Restaurant (51 S. Main St.)

Chef Gary Williams serves up Cajun and Creole dishes at his downtown restaurant, Dejavu. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too. For MBRW, Dejavu will offer a two-course lunch for $15 and a three-course dinner for $25.

Mon. – Thu.: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. : 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun.: noon – 5 p.m.

The HM Dessert Lounge (1586 Madison Ave.)

Chef Fran Mosley is an absolute wizard at baking, as the name of her restaurant – HM Dessert Lounge – suggests. But the restaurant serves up plenty of savory dishes as well for lunch and dinner. For MBRW, HM Dessert Lounge will offer a two-course lunch for $15 and a three-course dinner for $25.

Tues. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Office @ Uptown (594 North 2nd. St.)

The Office @ Uptown is a coffee shop, cafe, and workspace that serves breakfast and lunch. For MBRW week, The Office will offer breakfast and lunch specials.

Mon. – Fri.: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mot & Ed’s (1354 Madison Ave.)

Mot & Ed’s serves Southern and soul food favorites. They also host an open mic night on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. For MBRW week, Mot & Ed’s will offer a two-course lunch for $15.

Tues. – Fri.: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sat.: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Evergreen Grill (300 S. Main St.)

Evergreen Grill will open at new location in downtown Memphis just in time for Memphis Black Restaurant Week. For MBRW, Evergreen grill will offer a two-course lunch for $15 and a three-course dinner for $25.


Mon. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Photo via Onix Instagram

Photo via Onix Instagram

– Onix (412 S. Main St.)

Onix on South Main offers American classics, seafood, and pasta dishes in a swanky atsmophere. They also have frequent drink specials and live music Thursdays through Saturdays. For MBRW, Evergreen grill will offer a two-course lunch for $15 (appetizer + your choice of past, catfish, or Grillshire chicken) and a three-course dinner for $25 (options same as lunch, but with a dessert).

Mon. – Thu.: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Mon. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – midnight
Saturday: 5 p.m. – midnight

The Bistro Memphis

Photo via The Bistro’s Facebook page

– The Bistro Memphis (2945 Millbranch Rd.) 
The Bistro serves up soul food, gourmet salads, and burgers. For MBRW, The Bistro will offer $10 lunch specials and $15 dinner specials; both will include a drink and dessert.


Mon. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Scoops Parlor (106 E. G.E. Patterson Ave.)

Scoops is brand-new to downtown Memphis and offers gourmet gelatos and sweet or savory crepes. For MBRW, Scoops will serve a two-course lunch for $15 and a 3-course dinner for $25

Mon. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Go there:

Memphis Black Restaurant Week
March 7 – 13, 2016
Facebook Event Page

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    Great article! Memphis has so many cool things going on #MBRW16

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