Get ready for the Buy Black Buffalo Lunch Crawl and Happy Hour this Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the five black-owned restaurants in downtown. Mayor Byron Brown announced it today, Tuesday, October 26. The five restaurants participating are Ike & BG’s, which just opened its Niagara Square location a few weeks ago, The Flaming Fish, Brothers Restaurant, The Rose Bar and Grill, and Buffalo Soul. From 11 am to 3 pm people who live and work downtown are encouraged to enjoy a meal or happy hour at one of these spots. Even if you don't reside in the area, you're still welcome to check out these restaurants and support Buy Black Buffalo.

Steven Butler, the owner of one of the participating restaurants said,

“Ike and BG’s Restaurant is happy to open a second location in downtown Buffalo. We have been serving Western NY barbecue and soul food since 1998. Soul food is part of our culture and we are delighted to share that with downtown residents and workers. Buffalo is evolving and so is our business. We invite everyone to celebrate that growth by ordering from our delicious downtown menu.”

Ike & BG’s, The Flaming Fish, and Brothers will have lunch specials. Then, from 5 pm to 7 pm, The Rose Bar and Grill and Buffalo Soul will offer happy hour specials.

Here are the locations of each restaurant. Click on their name to go to their website.

- Brothers Takeout Cafe & Catering, 475 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203
- Buffalo Soul, 454 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202
- The Flaming Fish, 535 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203
- Ike and BG’s Restaurant, 56 Niagara Street Buffalo New York 14202
- The Rose Bar & Grille, 199 Scott St, Buffalo, NY 14204

For more info about the Buy Black Buffalo Lunch Crawl and Happy Hour, visit

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