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Celebrate black culture cuisine at Lexington’s SoulFeast Week.

SoulFeast Week returns to Lexington with events celebrating Black culture and cuisine from locally owned restaurants from June 17-26.

A highlight of the event: Specials at participating Black-owned restaurants, all for $10, beginning June 20.

In partnership with Black Soil Kentucky, SoulFeast: Black Restaurant Week features off-menu dishes that include at least one ingredient in each dish sourced from a Black farmer, according to the news release.

SoulFeast also offers special events like the SoulFeast Kickoff Soiree and the SoulTeenth Festival.

Moody Mike’s, which specializes in vegan fare, will offer a $10 plate with plant-based boneless ribs and sides. HoneySagePhoto

Restaurants and menus

Moody Mike’s, 1400 Delaware Ave., will have plant-based boneless ribs with regular, bourbon or Hennessy barbecue sauce. They will also have a plant-based burrito with pulled pork and regular, honey, bourbon or Hennessy barbecue sauce and coleslaw or Mac n Yeezy wrapped in. Open Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12-11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mama Dee’s Coney Island, 340 E New Circle Rd., will have seafood gumbo with shrimp, crab, sausage, chicken and beef served over a bed of rice. Vegetarian option available. Open Monday through Thursday 11 am to 7 pm and Friday and Saturday 11 am to 11 pm

For SoulFeast: Black Restaurant Week, Mama Dee’s Coney Island will offer seafood gumbo with shrimp, crab, sausage, chicken and beef served over a bed of rice. Vegetarian option available. HoneySagePhoto

Soul To Go, 101 W Loudon Ave., will have fried catfish served with fries. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday 12 to 5 pm

B’Juiced, 101 W Loudon Ave., will have a strawberry, banana and mango smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit, granola, coconut, gogi, berries and chia seeds. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

The Social Vegan, 101 W Loudon Ave., will have a chicken salad sandwich with vegan chicken mixed with a variety of nuts, fruits and house-blended seasonings stacked on a ciabatta bun. They will also offer a Buffalo chicken sandwich with vegan fried chicken dipped in a tangy and spicy Buffalo sauce topped with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions and a plant-based ranch. Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Crēaux, 310 W Short St., will have a seasoned Southern Cajun stew with plump crawfish served over rice. Open Thursday through Sunday 5 pm to 1 am

Tossin Tha Sauce Wings, 3094 Richmond Rd., will offer six fried chicken wings tossed in their signature sauces, two each of Doom’s Creation, sweet chili and lemon pepper. Served with ranch and cheese fries. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

LeanFeast, 220 Ruccio Way, will offer a grilled chicken thigh and tri-blend peppers and onions with their house-made Creole seasoning on basmati rice. Open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sudnay 10 am to 6 pm

MiMi’s Southern Style Cooking, 120 E New Circle Rd., will have fried catfish with lettuce, tomatoes and onions served with fries. Open Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

MiMi’s Southern Style Cooking will offer fried catfish and fries for SoulFeast: Black Restaurant Week. HoneySagePhoto

Creole Cafe, 833 Georgetown St., will have tilapia pieces seasoned with creole spiced batter and lightly drizzled with fresh basil creole butter.

Wing Kyng, 428 Southland Drive., will have six chicken wings tossed in a house-blend sweet and spicy sauce served with a half-pound of diced potatoes dredged in a garlic Parmesan sauce. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 2 pm to 12 am

Wing Kyng on Southland Drive will offer a $10 special featuring six wings in three different sauces plus potatoes for the upcoming SoulFeast: Black Restaurant Week. HoneySagePhoto

All Day Nutrition, 545 S. Broadway, will have a tropical smoothie with frozen pineapple, mango, strawberries, peaches and dragon fruit blended with pineapple juice, collagen, aloe vera and locally sourced honey. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salad Bar, 101 W Loudon Ave., will have their Carne Asada Salad with fresh cut romaine lettuce, sliced ​​roma tomatoes, diced jalapeños, house-made guacamole, seared carne asada and sweet fire roasted corn topped with fresh cilantro. Open Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jack’s Sandbar & Grill, 2536 Larkin Rd., will have slow cooked, hand-pulled chicken breasts tossed in Chef Logan’s Honey BBQ sauce, on top of crisp crinkle fries with fresh jalapeños. Open Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

About SoulFeast Week

Founded by twins Martina and Marcellus Barksdale, SoulFeast Week highlights and supports Black culinary culture and agriculture in Central Kentucky. The first Lexington SoulFeast Week was held in 2021.

“Through educational exhibits, curated experiences and enjoying great food, SoulFeast Week is an opportunity for Kentuckians of all races and backgrounds to support Black businesses by putting their money where their mouths are, literally,” according to a statement in a news release.

“Our mission is to facilitate and highlight Black culinary experiences as a means to educate, stimulate and embrace Black businesses one bite at a time,” according to a news release.

Customers may register for each event individually or can purchase an all-access event pass here.

About Black Soil

Black Soil Kentucky: Our Better Nature is an agricultural service that seeks to reconnect Black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture.

Black Soil events such as farm tours and farm-to-table dinners allow attendees to celebrate and educate themselves on the narratives, experience and expertise of their Black farmers, according to a news release.

“Our vision is to help foster a greater market share for Black farmers and producers as they provide healthy food options to a larger consumer base,” according to a statement in the news release.

SoulFeast events

SoulFeast Week kicks off with a soiree June 17 at the Lexington Marriott City Center, where participants can mix and mingle with the featured restaurateurs, chefs and farmers of SoulFeast Week, according to their website. Tickets are available online here.

On June 18, SoulFeast will host a free festival at Moondance Amphitheater celebrating Juneteenth, a national holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth Festival will include music, art, according to a news release. There will be food available for purchase. Retail vendors will also be present. Admission is free with online registration.

Other events include the Korbel Juneteenth Hip-Hop Brunch on June 19 in downtown Lexington, the SoulFul Sunday Gospel Brunch at Infinity Rooftop Restaurant and Bar and more. Full event schedule at Tickets are also available online.


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