Exciting Lineup Revealed for Upstate NY’s First 518 Black Restaurant Week

Mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for a sensational culinary experience! The eagerly awaited first annual 518 Black Restaurant Week is just around the corner, scheduled to take place from June 19 to 25. This exciting event will bring together over 15 outstanding restaurants from Albany, Cohoes, Schenectady, and Troy, showcasing their unique flavors and cultural influences.

Albany Council Approves Resolution for Annual Black Restaurant Week

During a significant Albany Common Council meeting on June 5, an important resolution was unanimously passed. The council officially declared the week of June 19 as an annual celebration known as Black Restaurant Week. This remarkable initiative is perfectly aligned with Juneteenth, a momentous occasion commemorating the emancipation of enslaved individuals in the United States.

518 Black Restaurant Presents the Culinary Showcase of Participating Restaurants

  1. Johnnie’s on Broadway
    • Location: 1278 Broadway, Albany
    • Specialties: Bar and Restaurant
  2. Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen
    • Location: 353 Clinton Avenue, Albany
    • Specialties: Cozy Kitchen Delights
  3. Sugafoots Soul Kitchen
    • Location: 165 Madison Avenue, Albany
    • Specialties: Soulful Soul Food
  4. Juice Factory
    • Location: 501 Broadway, Troy
    • Specialties: Fresh Juices and Smoothies
  5. Irie Vybez
    • Location: 313 Central Avenue, Albany
    • Specialties: Authentic Caribbean Cuisine
  6. Chocolate is Self-Care
    • Location: 159 Remsen Street, Cohoes
    • Specialties: Decadent Chocolate Treats
  7. Good Religion Grill
    • Location: 28 N 3rd Street, Albany
    • Specialties: Flavorful Grilled Delights
  8. Blowin’ Smoke
    • Location: 335 Central Avenue, Albany
    • Specialties: BBQ and Smoked Meats
  9. Nelly’s Treats
    • Location: 190 Remsen Street, Cohoes
    • Specialties: Delicious Homemade Treats
  10. Alotta Empanadas
    • Location: 1309 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady
    • Specialties: Flavorful Empanadas
  11. Tastee Tia’s
    • Location: South Troy
    • Specialties: Tasty Delights
  12. Juices Forever
    • Location: 69 Central Avenue, Albany
    • Specialties: Fresh Juices and Beverages
  13. Great Exbaketations
    • Location: Inside Johnnie’s on Broadway for Restaurant Week
    • Specialties: Baked Goods and Desserts
  14. Keobi
    • Location: 189 Lark Street, Albany
    • Specialties: International Cuisine
  15. Organa Juice Bar
    • Location: 433 River Street, Troy
    • Specialties: Organic Juices and Smoothies

The first annual 518 Black Restaurant Week in Albany, NY promises to be a remarkable celebration of culinary diversity and cultural richness. With the council’s approval of a resolution to officially recognize this week as an annual event, it aligns perfectly with Juneteenth, a significant moment in American history. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the flavors and experiences offered by the participating restaurants, as they showcase their passion and talent during this exciting week.