Hopefully you didn't miss out on some Great Food and a part of Buffalo History over this past weekend as a local group ( The Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals) organized Buffalo's 1st Black Restaurant Weekend.

According to News Reports, the weekend event was set up not only to expose Black Restaurants in the Buffalo Community, be of equal importance, to promote awareness among young African-Americans in Buffalo as a means of motivating them to pursue their own business ideas.

According to News Reports, here's what Babatunde Cole, vice president of the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals, and Ta’Ria Wideman, with the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals, had to say:

“Not just black restaurants, but all minority restaurants, small businesses. And we pitched it that way also so people didn’t feel excluded,” said Ta’Ria Wideman, with the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals.

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Participating Restaurants included the following:

Solo Eats — 261 E Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208  

PhatCatz of WNY, Inc — 965 Kensington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215
The Fire Spot — 3300 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215
Je Ne Sais Quoi – “Taste Like Something” — 893 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14204
Myracle Catering — 200 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
Destiny’s — 2328 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
Oakk Room — 1435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Freddy J’s BBQ — 195 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Richies Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge — 3199 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214