Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week serves to invite those that are already a part of the culture to enjoy the culture. For those who admire the culture, SWDRW would like to invite them to come and enjoy the culture and learn from the community. And for those who may have previously been unable to enjoy because of dietary restrictions, to be able to naviage the landscape that is Southwest Detroit restaurants. SWDRW also is a week where restaurant owners in Southwest can have fun with new creations and celebrate their work and the connection their spaces facilitate.
The event is happening during Hispanic Heritage Month — what better way to celebrate our culture, than through food?!
This year's event will feature two events in one...
The Main Event - Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week is taking place from Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 9, 2022. This will be a 10-day event that celebrates the various Latin communities that call Southwest Detroit home by showcasing and uniting them through the universal language of food. Each participating restaurant will offer a "Heritage Dish", an exclusive dish only available during these 10 days. Not before. Not after.
Food Truck Rally at Batch Brewing Co - During Monday, October 3, 2022, more than 10 SW Detroit food trucks will meet up at Batch Brewing Co. in Corktown, Detroit between 4 - 10 pm.
This year, Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week will not only be serving up delicious food and beverages, but will also become a vital resource for the community. SWDRW will serve as a guide for those looking to enjoy halal, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. It will identify places that accept payment by cash only, highlight areas available for parking near destinations, and provide insight into the language barriers that may exist for some customers at specific locations.
SWDRW is an opportunity for restaurant owners to learn and educate themselves on new opportunities and methods. This will lead to further community conversations surrounding change, which can result in something much bigger in the future. At the end of Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week, the leadership team has two additional (big) goals: to create two cookbooks. Recipes and Anecdotes of Restaurant Owners will feature the restaurant owners participating in SWDRW. Recipes and Anecdotes of Underground Chefs will feature those continuing the narration and storytelling through food cooked in unconventional spaces.
Interested in being a part of SWDRW next year? Looking to become a sponsor? Want to get involved in the ful and bring light to the diverse culture of Southwest Detroit and celebrate and uplift the restuarants within our community? Reach out! We'd love to chat.