View inside Magnolia Lounge: The kickoff of North Texas Black Restaurant Week will be held on its patios on Saturday.

View inside Magnolia Lounge: The kickoff of North Texas Black Restaurant Week will be held on its patios on Saturday.

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The inaugural North Texas Black Restaurant Week will introduce itself with a tasting event Saturday during the Fair Park 80th anniversary celebration.

North Texas Black Restaurant Week Kick Off

Participating restaurants, caterers, food trucks and scratch kitchens will share food from noon to 4 p.m. on the downstairs patio of the Magnolia Lounge, 1121 First Ave., in Fair Park.

The Fort Worth kickoff is 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Venue Seven at 5240 N. Tarrant Parkway.

North Texas Black Restaurant Week starts Monday, June 13. It's an effort to promote black-owned businesses.

The Urban Brunch Co., The Bearded Chef, Chef in Heelz and Roots on Tap are just a few of the more than 30 participating businesses.

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