Nearly 40 Restaurants Participating In Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Week

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Nearly 40 restaurants are participating in this year’s Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Week, and one of them is M&F Jamaican Cafe. It’s one of the few Jamaican restaurants in the river city. The owner, Marie Aiken and her family tell 12 On Your Side that this week always helps boost business, and they are excited to be a part of the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience again.

M&F Jamaican Cafe is one of many participating in Richmond Black Restaurant Experience(WWBT)

“We cook authentic Jamaican cuisine. We’re most famous for our jerk chicken, which is cooked on the grill,” said Marie Aiken.

Customers tell 12 On Your Side that the small, locally owned, community aspect of the restaurant is what originally attracted them.

“The owner and her son, they’re very nice,” said a customer, Suzette Carter.

Being a part of the black restaurant experience week gets smaller, locally black owned businesses a chance to be seen. Tammy Adams, new to the restaurant – said she’s a business owner as well, so she knows first hand how important it is to support local.

“You gotta support each other, you gotta bring everybody up and support goes along way – if it’s not the free support of just sharing the great experience of all to coming to be a patron on the inside,” said Tammy Adams.

The Black Restaurant Experience kicks off Sunday with Mobile Soul Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s where food trucks gather at Monroe Park to share not only their food – but their passion for cooking authentic meals.

For more information about Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Week, click here.

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