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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate DMV Black Restaurant Week and Launch Next Round of the Food Access Fund

Sunday, November 7, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, November 8, at 12:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser along with representatives from DMV Black Restaurant Week and local business owners, will celebrate the 4th Annual DMV Black Restaurant Week and launch the next round of the Food Access Fund.

The mission of the DMV Black Restaurant Week, which takes place November 7-14, is to support and sustain Black-owned businesses in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries through professional development, continuing education, and increased awareness of Black-owned restaurants and foodservice providers.

This year, Mayor Bowser provided $10,000 in funding to support the DMV Black Restaurant Week efforts. In 2018, DMV Black Restaurant Week was an inaugural grantee of the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs through the African American Community Grant.


Monday, November 8, at 12:00 p.m.


Mayor Muriel Bowser
John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor, Planning and Economic Development
Thomas Bowen, Director, African American Strategic Engagement
Solana Vander Nat, Director, Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture
Dr. Erinn D. Tucker, Co-Founder, DMV Black Restaurant Week
Henry Brandon Williams, Co-owner & Chef, FishScale
Kristal Williams, Co-Owner & Director of Operations, FishScale


637 Florida Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 7th & T Street NW*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

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