Kansas City, MO (KCTV) – It was a busy Saturday in the kitchen at the District Fish and Pasta House, partly because of Black Restaurant Week.
It’s time for more black-owned restaurants to get more exposure.
“Last year was good, but this year it’s a little better.
District Fish and Pasta first opened in the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 shutdown. It became an extension of the family business.
“This used to be Lutfi’s Fried Fish. They closed and I reopened as District Fish and Pasta,” Khalifa said.
Since then, Khalifah has developed a unique cuisine that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.
“It’s paying off. Struggle, long days and long nights. Looking at this now, ‘Okay, it’s working. It’s working,'” Khalifa said.
Dozens of Kansas City restaurants participate in Black Restaurant Week.
Less than 20% of businesses are owned by minorities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, so Black Restaurant Week is an opportunity to give restaurants a profitable boost.
Find a list of participating restaurants here.
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