BlankSpace Presents Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week

The week of events celebrates black-owned eateries in Milwaukee, like Irie Zulu, Ashley’s Que, Stella J’s Soul Food, and many more.

This week marks the inaugural launch of Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week, an initiative that brings awareness to black-owned restaurants in order to help strengthen community bonds and highlight the impact of cooperative economics.

Established by BlankSpace MKE, a local urban art cooperative, the week-long event runs from April 17 – 23 and features a multitude of black-owned eateries throughout the greater Milwaukee area, each offering their own enticing food and drink specials, as well as a great social environment to get to know the owners and operators on both a personal and a professional level.

Participating Restaurants:

R-Life Café – 1300 W Fond Du Lac Ave.

Chic Café – 770 N Jefferson St.

Daddy’s Soul Food Grille – 754 N 27th St.

Terri Lynn’s Express – 10742 W Hampton Ave.

Ashley’s Que – 124 W National Ave.

Skybox – 2213 N Dr. Martin Luther King Dr,.

Stella J’s – 5812 W Villard Ave.

Coffee Makes You Black – 2803 N Teutonia Ave.

Irie Zulu – 7237 W North Ave.

City.Net Café – 7211 W Burleigh St.

Messiah’s Soul Food

Osha’s Market – 8015 N 76th St.


Monday, April 18: Dinner at Skybox Sports Bar, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19: Lunch at Stella J’s Soul Food, 12 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20: Lunch at Coffee Makes You Black, 12 p.m. | Dinner at Irie Zulu, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 21: Lunch at Osha’s Market | Dinner at Ashley’s Que (in partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 22: Lunch at R-Life Cafe | Dinner at City Net Jazz Cafe (in partnership with Recycle the Black Dollar), 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 23: Lunch at Daddy’s Cafe & Grille, 12 p.m. | Dinner at Terri Lynn’s Express

Image courtesy BlankSpace.
Image courtesy BlankSpace.