Bronx restaurant participates in NY Black Restaurant Week
For the second year, a Bronx restaurant is participating in the New York Black Restaurant week.
The Dumpling Cove in Baychester has cooked up fish and Caribbean favorites daily for 30 years. James Bell says he is a regular and that he is happy to hear Black Restaurant Week exists, especially during Black History Month.
"It's important for us to have our own to identify, to get our own home-style cooking out there and reflect and reminisce," said Bell.
Twelve restaurants across the city are involved. It highlights African, Haitian, Creole, Soul, Jamaican and West Indian cuisine, and more.
The organizer says from Feb. 1-10, it is all about raising awareness and lifting Black owned businesses up.
Black Restaurant Week was also held in September for African Heritage Month and in June for Juneteenth.
The idea is to hold it each year around the holidays and to continue celebrating and inspire.