Making a meal of things in Milwaukee

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BLACK RESTAURANT Week returns May 11-17, with Milwaukee restaurateurs bringing comfort food to the city during these unprecedented times, reports www.cbs58.com.

The website writes that the annual event, sponsored in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce and BlankSpaceMKE, will showcase more than 20 black-owned restaurants that feature African American, African and Caribbean cuisines and celebrate social entrepreneurship. Milwaukee held its first Black Restaurant week in 1995.

“We believe that culinary is a form of art and we all have to eat, and so what better way to be able to encourage folks to go and support restaurants that are doing really great work in our neighborhoods.”

Bridget Robinson, co-founder of BlankSpaceMKE

“BlankSpace has really learned to marry the concept of art and activism. So we believe that culinary is a form of art and we all have to eat, and so what better way to be able to encourage folks to go and support restaurants that are doing really great work in our neighborhoods and our communities,” said Bridget Robinson, co-founder of BlankSpaceMKE.

Benefit

According to a news release, the restaurant industry — specifically black-owned restaurants — has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and face tremendous hardships. Like many small businesses, many were not able to benefit from the Paycheck Protection Project (PPP). 

Participating restaurants will offer items from a limited menu. Pre-orders are strongly recommended. Participating restaurants will observe social distancing guidelines, offer curbside pickup, and non-cash transactions are preferred.

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