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About 518 Black Restaurant Week

The first Annual 518 Black Restaurant Week (518BRW) intends to bring awareness to the various black-owned dining options in the Capital District. During this week, participating restaurants will offer dine-in specials and take-out options with reduced or fixed pricing, so customers can indulge in the variety of enticing food offerings.

$35 l 3 Courses

June 19 - 25

Visit any participating restaurant from June 19 - 25 and request a prefix menu for a specialty, 3-course menu for $35.

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Visit 6 participating restaurants, get a FREE t-shirt. Customers must submit their card with punch holes from 6 DIFFERENT restaurants. 

Participating Restaurants

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Johnnies on Broadway

Soul food bar with a twist

1278 Broadway, Albany, NY


Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

Home cooked Soul Food, Southern-Style American Cuisine & Baked Desserts.

353 Clinton Ave #3102, Albany, NY


Sugafoots Soul Kitchen

Nostalgic comfort foods

165 Madison Ave. Albany, NY

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Juice Factory

Delightful, super-nutritious juices, smoothies, all-day breakfast and other healthy food options

151 4th St Troy, NY

Irie Vybez

A taste of the Caribbean 

313 Central Ave Albany, NY

Chocolate is Self-Care

The tea company for adventurous drinkers who thirst for blends that charm the mind, refresh the body, and delight the soul.

159 Remsen st. Cohoes, NY

Good Religion Grill

Albany’s Premier  Caribbean Soul Food Buffet serving a fusion of classic Caribbean dishes and Soul Food favorites.

28 North 3rd Street
Albany, NY 


Blowin Smoke

A premier night life & hookah lounge.

335 Central Ave, Albany, NY 


Nellys Treats

A unique twist on the traditional bakery model.

Pre-order only

190 Remsen St. Cohoes, NY

Alotta Empanadas

An upscale selection of Empanadas with signature flavors

1309 Altamont Ave, Schenectady, NY


Tastee Tias

Catering, meal prep, & drink services.

South Troy, NY

Juices Forever

A wide variety of Smoothies & Health Drinks.

69 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Great Exbaketations

Booze-infused desserts that are to die for.

Located inside Johnnies on Broadway for the duration of 518BRW


Fresh, delicious, authentic Nigerian and African food 

189 Lark St, Albany, NY

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Organa Juice Bar

Organic refreshing drinks, wholesome snacks, and nutritious plant based meals

433 River St, Troy, NY

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Street Tacos Vii

Street style Mexican fusion

151 4th Street, Troy, NY

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Umana Yana Restaurant

Afro Caribbean & Asian Caribbean cuisine, with occasional specials from Guyana's Portuguese and Amerindian legacy.

240 Washington Ave Albany, NY

Ms. Lizzie's Kitchen

Southern soul food, all day breakfast & Italian specialty dishes.

240 Church St Albany, NY

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YaYa’s House Southern Cuisine

Southern/Soul Comfort Food

135 Broadway Schenectady NY 

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Sabor Caribeño

Caribbean food. Rice and beans, empanadas, stew chicken, beef stew, delicious deserts

230 4th St. Troy, NY

Jamrock Caribbean
Bar & Grill

Authentic Jamaican Food

769 State St, Schenectady, NY 

Healthy Soul Albany

A vibrant and welcoming space. Smoothies & Salad Bar


82 N Pearl St, Albany, NY

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