Where to Eat & What to Do on the Outskirts of Houston

It’s the 6th anniversary of Houston’s Black Restaurant Week! The list of restaurants and food-based business has grown from 20 in 2016 to 100+ in 2021, with participants extending from Houston to its surrounding areas. We’re connecting you to the best of Black-owned eats in Beaumont, Katy, Cypress, Fort Bend, Humble and Galveston too.

Celebrate six years of supporting Black-owned restaurants with dinner and a day of activities in Houston’s surrounding areas. Whether it’s a girl’s day, a date night or a fun family outing, there’s plenty to do and plenty more places to eat.

Beaumont

 
 
 
 
 
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With more than a dozen Beaumont restaurants participating in this year’s Black Restaurant Week, there’s something for everybody. The variety of options make this easy going town perfect for a family day trip away from the city. Try the “Cajun Chicken & Waffle” at Sha BeBe Cajun Café or grab one of the “Seafood Treasure Bags” at Crustacean’s Boil House. After your meal, take the crew on a “glow in the dark” bike tour of downtown Beaumont via Spindletop Cruisers, a Black-owned bike tour company.

Other participating restaurants in Beaumont include:

 

Cypress

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s almost time to switch out the quarantine sweatpants for your Sunday brunch best. Get your wardrobe ready for more in-person events and gatherings by taking a trip to the Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress. After finding bargains on brands like Adidas, Banana Republic and Coach, grab a meal from one of this year’s participating restaurants in the Cypress area. You’ll definitely want to check out the Jerk Lamb Chops or the Salmon and Shrimp at Prospect Park Willowbrook.

Other participating restaurants in Cypress include:

 

Katy

 
 
 
 
 
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Haven’t seen your girls in a while thanks to the COVID quarantine? Catch up with your inner circle over a “Morning After Burger” or the “Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger” – both of which were featured on the Food Network – at Craft Burger. Afterward, enjoy one of the unique blends at ErmaRose Winery. Not only would you be supporting a Black-owned restaurant, you’d be visiting the first Black woman-owned winery in the area.  

Other participating restaurants in Katy include:

 

Galveston

 
 
 
 
 
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The 6th annual Houston Black Restaurant Week arrives at the perfect time of year for a not-too-hot-not-too-cold trip to the Beach. Have a date night stroll along the beach or have an Instagram-worthy photoshoot before getting dinner at Smokin’ J’s Curbside Kitchen & BBQ. You should also plan a return to Galveston this Juneteenth for an unveiling of the highly anticipated “Absolute Equality” mural by noted artist Reginald Adams.

 

Humble

 
 
 
 
 
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Nature lovers can take a 45-minute drive to the Humble area for a day of hiking or bird watching at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. The peace, quiet and beauty of nature takes self-care to another level. But first be sure to fuel up with the Loaded Vegan Fries or the Brisket & Mac Quesadillas from Roco’s Grill and Smokehouse.

Other participating restaurants in Humble include:

 

Fort Bend

 
 
 
 
 
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Not only do guests get authentic New Orleans classics like gumbo, jambalaya and beignets at Sugar’s Cajun Cuisine, they also get a show. Sugar’s hosts live R&B and jazz performances on Fridays and Saturdays, with free Zydeco concerts on Sundays. They’re also making sure their guests stay safe by offering on-site COVID tests and by running a Hydroxl air scrubber. 

Other participating restaurants in Fort Bend include:

 

Don’t forget to complete your bingo card while visiting these areas!

Jada Smith
Author: Jada Smith

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