The mission of SW Detroit Restaurant Week is to organize an annual event with pride and laughter so that inclusiveness comes with ease and the resulting participation exudes collaboration of culture, language, and food.
It is the vision of SW Detroit Restaurant Week to host an event that is easily enjoyed so that each meal served from any of its member restaurants triggers an awakened palate, laughter, and layers of cultural learning. The popular model of “restaurant week” used throughout the nation, creates a bridge to otherwise “out-of-reach” restaurant experiences (typically pulling together a limited menu of options at a reduced rate).
For SW Detroit Restaurant Week, since the price point of the meals is already quite affordable, the goal is to present a “heritage dish” that is representative of the culture and country of each restaurant. The dish will only be available during the celebratory week. We hope that the experience will make it easy to try new foods and enjoy a meal prepared as a full, cultural experience. Additionally, dining participants will come to understand that, while much of Southwest Detroit is identified as Mexicantown, there is a vast variety of other countries represented in all the foods of this dynamic area of the city.