ATLANTA — On Sept 13, the Nosh Culinary showcase was held with over 40 black-owned restaurants, bartenders, and chefs in attendance.
The attendees lined up outside the door with excitement as they each received meal tickets and shot glasses based on the ticket they purchased. After they entered the venue, attendees stopped by different tables that represented different black restaurants and received samples, plates, and drinks. Later on, everyone voted on which table they thought was the best!
Portia Aofiyebe, owner of Sweets by Portia (@sweetsbyportia) stated, “A lot of times we sleep on black-owned businesses, but it is amazing to see this opportunity for all the talented and creative minds to come together.” Aofiyebe believes that being able to participate in such an amazing event was a gift to her and her business!
While many participants were there to have a great time, other participants were on a mission to educate. African-Americans don’t have access to wine in most communities, according to the owner of Hue Society, Tahiirah Habibi (@sippingsocialite). Habibi’s goal is to create access to unique wines and liquors for the African-American community.
The 2nd Annual Atlanta Black Restaurant Week is coming to an end on September 1 6th, but follow their social media @blackrestarauntweek for updates.