# Chicago black restaurant week
Chicago Black Restaurant Week Returns this Year During Black History Month from February 6th - 20th
Come out and enjoy the fare at Chicago area restaurants and bars showcasing special dishes for Black Restaurant Week, held as part of Black History Month. This year is the seventh annual Black Restaurant Week, one of the most popular events that occurs during Black History Month in Chicago. It's founder, Lauran Smith, started the celebration to recognize black owned food and beverage establishments and increase their visibility. This came about as she realized there were so many such businesses in Chicago that were relatively unknown outside the neighborhoods where they were located. Since that time Chicago Black Restaurant Week has had over 10k supporters and the annual celebration has been featured on numerous local and national media platforms.
7th Annual CBRW begins today
The 7th annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week (CBRW) starts today and will run until Febraury 20th. The purpose of CBRW is to support food and beverage businesses that are owned by African Americans during Black History Month. For this year, CBRW will run for two weeks due to health and safety protocols that are ongoing throughout the city of Chicago.