To Do Today: Roxbury Restaurant Week
Weeklong celebration offers a chance to sample some of Boston’s best cuisine and support hard-hit eateries
June 13 to 19
The restaurants are located in or around Nubian Square, in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
All of the participating restaurants are offering a special Roxbury Restaurant Week prefixe menu, with breakfast costing $15, lunch $20, and dinner $30. Customers can also order off the restaurants’ regular menus. Additionally, Roxbury Main Streets—the local nonprofit hosting the weeklong celebration—is accepting donations to continue to support the neighborhood’s culture and community.
Why should I go?
More than 10 percent of the nation’s restaurants closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in Massachusetts, that number was nearly doubled. During the COVID lockdown, reports last year estimated that 41 percent of Black-owned businesses shuttered nationwide. Now, as the pandemic eases, surviving restaurants—especially minority- and women-owned eateries—are looking to their communities to help them get back on their feet. Roxbury Restaurant Week offers diners a chance to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while supporting some of those hard-hit restaurants.
Patrons will have a chance to dine at Slade’s Bar & Grill, Haley House Bakery Café, Nos Casa Café, Soleil, Top Mix Bar & Kitchen, Fort Hill Bar & Grill, Merengue Restaurant & Catering, Suya Joint, Dudley Cafe, and Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, all located in and around Nubian Square. Cape Verdean cuisine, soul food, and authentic Dominican and West African cooking are all on one or more of the menus.
Diners can order takeout or drop by for that in-person experience they’ve been missing all these months. They’ll also have a chance to win a raffle for dinner at their favorite Roxbury restaurant, with the proceeds benefiting the Ujima Boston Resident and Worker Care Fund. Tickets are available online at roxburymainstreets.org.
So, now through Saturday, come support, celebrate, and indulge in the food in one of Boston’s most vibrant cultural hubs.