Black restaurant week in Baton Rouge preview

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In an effort to follow a new nationwide trend and expand local businesses, this week is dedicated to black-owned restaurants in Baton Rouge. caught up with Elvondae Rayvon, owner of downtown restaurant Pit-N-Peel Monday, who tells us he’s using this week as an opportunity to turn things around.

You may remember, Pit-N-Peel was broken into back in March. Famished burglars made off with four-hundred pounds of crawfish, worth more than $1,200.

This week, Rayvon tells us he is looking forward and hoping this special promotion to support black restaurants will help them eat up a profit. 

“I still get you know people who come by and say man im sorry about what happened,” said Rayvon.

“I didn’t sleep for weeks. You know, I found myself back and forth – you know, here at the building in the middle of the night and early mornings thinking that they were coming back.”

Although those wounds cut deep, Rayvon tells us the community helped heal them.

The Government Street restaurant is one of the many participating in the week long event created to bring people together and support black businesses. 

The most recent numbers from the National Restaurant Association show the number of black-owned restaurants is growing by 49 percent.  

But it’s about more than numbers for Rayvon, it’s about feeding your soul. 

“I take pride in being here everyday and making sure that I meet the customers and give them their feel based on their need.”

According to the Rouge Collection, Black Restaurant Week is September 10-15.

Participating restaurants will offer a special discount or menu option for black restaurant week.

Get out and support these locally owned restaurants and take photos while you’re there, use the hashtags #EatBlackBR or #BlackRestaurantWeekBR for a chance to win free lunch on them.

The following restaurants are participating:

Cafe Jeanpierre’s 

10500 Greenwell Springs Rd,

Baton Rouge, LA 70814

Phone: 225.273.6979

Northern Exposure 

8837 Florida Blvd.

Walker, La. 70785


Phat Boyz Pizza 

9186 Greenwell Springs Rd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70814


Boil & Roux

11777 Coursey Blvd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70816


Betty’s Diner 

8150 Plank Rd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70811


The Turkey Wing Man

4886 Plank Rd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70805


Southern Grind Cofe Shop 

8418 Scotland Ave.

Baton Rouge, La. 70807

The End Zone 

6224 Plank Rd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70805


Callihan’s Restaurant 

1940 Main Street

Baker, La. 70714


2101 Government Street

Baton Rouge, La. 70806


Sauce and Bones 

2696 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

Bato Rouge, La. 70816


Martha’s Bistro 

19900 Old Scenic Hwy.

Zachary, La. 70791


Desires Catering 

Call or Text to order


Sac Ladies Creole Kitchen 

To order Visit:

Or text 225.500.1440

Please also support 

Empire Wingz 

8032 Scenic Hwy.

Baton Rouge, La. 70807

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Cupcake Junkie 

12240 Coursey Blvd

Baton Rouge, La. 70816


N and Out Soulfood 

9836 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70815


Chicken Shack 3 Locations 

8372 Scotland Ave. Baton Rouge, La.

413 N. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, La.

3939 Pawtucket Street baton Rouge, La.

IHOP (Harding Location Only) 

3680 Harding Blvd

Baton Rouge, La. 70807


Cafe Express 

2451 North Street

Baton Rouge, La. 70802


Papa’s Soulfood 

8386 Airline Hwy

Baton Rouge, La. 70815


Dorthy’s Soul Food Kitchen 

1221 Gardere Lane

Baton Rouge, La. 70820


The Grind 

4530 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd

Baton Rouge, La. 70816


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