It’s Black Restaurant Week in San Antonio

For the third year in a row, Black Restaurant Week San Antonio has kicked off its annual week of food specials and celebrations. The special culinary event features yummy treats from black-owned businesses and business owners around the SA scene. This year, despite COVID-19 raining on nearly every San Antonio parade and special event, the charitable event pushed on and we’re so glad they did. As if you needed any more motivation to go aside from the delicious food, you can feel even better about participating knowing that $1 of every special purchase goes straight to the San Antonio Food Bank. We’ve got some suggestions and just a little taste of what you will find this week on special, but for a full list of participants and specials, visit Black Restaurant Week San Antonio at their website

The Purple Pig – 533 Main St. Schertz, TX
We all know how delicious Texas barbecue can be, but when was the last time you treated yourself to some Midwest-style barbecue? Unless you’re from the Midwest, we’re going to guess it’s been a while. After all, Texas sure knows what we’re doing when it comes to our barbecued animals. But The Purple Pig is slinging some seriously fun and delicious takes on our old familiar meats. Brisket nachos are the perfect marriage between Texan and Mexican and we can’t wait to get out there and try them. Also on the menu – chopped brisket, sausage, turkey legs, and sides like mac & cheese, cream corn, and potato salad.
This Week’s Special:  Purple Pig Rib Tip Plate; Midwest-style barbecue pork rib tips with a choice of two sides

Shut Yo Mouth Fish and Seafood – 333 E. Aviation Blvd., Universal City, Texas
With a name like that, you know it’s going to be good. Are you in the mood for some specialty seafood items that aren’t always so easy to find at the grocery store, like frog legs and alligator? Shut Yo Mouth has you covered. When it’s not Black Restaurant Week, they’re running seafood specials with delicious lick-your-fingers fare including fried fish, hush puppies, onion rings, and coleslaw. Follow them on Facebook for weekly updates on what’s coming fresh out of the kitchen, and don’t miss out on your chance to try this restaurant and its popular goodies.
This Week’s Special:  2-piece regular fish and 2 sides for $10.00

Sweet Yams – 218 North Cherry Street, San Antonio, Texas
Sweet Yams is taking on the task of nurturing your soul, but through homemade organic food sourced from local resources as well as organic farmers around the country. They are the first organic take-out restaurant in San Antonio, and have bragging rights over their various healthy options, including a weekly organic produce basket, organic food and juice program, and gluten-free and vegan-friendly options so that every diner has something to gush over. Browse through their food photos, but we’re warning you not to get drool on your keyboard.
This Week’s Special: The Original Sweet Potato Chicken over Organic Simple Steamed Yams (Sweet & Spicy), comes with an Organic House Salad. $15. Or try the Sautéed Organic Lemon Garlic Melody Maker (Broccoli, Green Beans, Zucchini  and Corn Mixed)  over Organic Red Beans & Organic Brown Rice (Vegan Option) $12 

The event is sponsored by the Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give, and HyDryp H20. You can always follow Black Restaurant Week San Antonio on their Instagram page for biographies of important people in the movement, as well as updates on the event. Enjoy all the delicious food while supporting worthy Black-owned businesses around our community. 

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