6 local Black-owned businesses to try during Black Restaurant Week, Oct. 8-17

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I got beans, greens, tomatoes, potatoes. Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken’s Facebook

Looking to celebrate local Black-owned businesses during Black Restaurant Week? Between October 8th & 17th, check out Birmingham’s Black-owned restaurants for awesome deals and great food. Don’t forget, you can also vote for your favorite restaurant! Read more to find out which restaurants will be participating in Black Restaurant Week in Birmingham.

Black Restaurant Week kicked off on October 8th

Every year during Birmingham’s Black Restaurant Week, visitors have come from all over to celebrate the flavors of African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine in The Magic City. In fact, this year’s theme is “No Crumb Left Behind.” Trust me, after seeing what these restaurants have to offer, there won’t be any crumbs left.

Hungry? You’re about to be! Check out these local restaurants joining Black Restaurant Week.

1. Kuntri Kitchen

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Beeeaaans. Photo via Kuntri Kitchen’s Facebook Page

This food truck’s motto is BBQ Food That “Taste like Good”—and we can see why! If you love BBQ, the Kuntri Kitchen food truck is for you. Although they typically serve food in Birmingham’s Medical District, stay up-to-date on their location by following Kuntri Kitchen on Facebook.

  • Location: UAB area; stay udated on Facebook.

2. Michael’s Restaurant

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This is the most appetizing seafood pic I’ve sea-n. Photo via Michael’s Restaurant

Don’t miss out on Michael’s Restaurant, a Black family-owned fine dining restaurant. With a rooftop bar and upscale seafood dishes, you don’t want to miss out on what Michael’s has to offer.

Currently, they do not accept walk-ins for groups of more than 8, so be sure to reserve your seats ASAP.

  • Michael’s Restaurant: Website
  • Hours: Monday 9AM-5PM | Tuesday-Thursday 5-10PM
  • Location: 1531 1st Ave S, Birmingham , Alabama

3. Ruth’s Cafe

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Cheesy BBQ? Sign me up! Photo via Black Restaurant Week

Ruth’s offers casual dining for the lowkey foodie. Check out their classics, like Southern Mac & Cheese and some of the best fried chicken in the ‘Ham.

  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6AM-6:30PM | Friday 6AM-7PM | Saturday 7AM-7PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Location: 4012 24th St N, Birmingham , Alabama

4. Fevers Side Chicks Vegan Food Truck

Go vegan and “ditch yo main dish for yo side dish.” Since 2018, Fevers has served delish vegan dishes in Indiana and Alabama. Don’t miss your chance to support this Black-owned business run by a mother and daughter.

Their location and hours change, so stay updated by following their Instagram.

  • Fevers Side Chicks Vegan Food Truck: Website | Instagram
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 1-9PM | Friday 7-11PM | Sunday 11AM-2PM
  • Location: 1109 Ford Ave Birmingham Al

5. Eugene’s Hot Chicken

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The hot chicken from Eugene’s pairs well with fries! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Eugene’s is Birmingham’s Southern-style food truck that specializes in “hot chicken.” Follow #whereseugenes to get the latest update on where the food truck is located. Want to sit down indoors? There is also a restaurant uptown where you can sit with friends and enjoy hot chicken.

  • Eugene’s Hot Chicken: Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-8PM | Friday 11AM-9PM | Monday-Sunday 11AM-3PM
  • Location: 2268 9th Ave North, Birmingham, AL

6. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

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Baked beans, BBQ, coleslaw, oh my! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Did you know Rodney Scott cooked his first hog at 11? It comes as no surprise to us that his BBQ is so tasty. Don’t miss out on this smoky treat.

  • Rodney Scott’s BBQ: Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Hours: Monday-Thurday 11AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-9PM
  • Location: 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, Al

BONUS: Support these Black-owned restaurants as well.

Did we miss your fave Black-owned restaurant? Let us know by tagging us @bhamnow.

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