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June 18, 2020
Chicago’s Black-Owned Restaurants Celebrating Juneteenth
How Chicago's Black-owned restaurants are celebrating Juneteenth.
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Juneteenth commemorates the date - June 19, 1865 - when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas (the most remote of the slave states) to announce that slavery had been abolished. It’s long been celebrated in the Black community, and in recent years, many activists have campaigned for it to be recognized as a national holiday.

This year, the Black People Eats team has brought Chicago’s Black-owned restaurants together to offer $6.19 specials in celebration. We’ve listed the participating restaurants here, and you should head to this site for more information, an interactive map, and restaurants outside of Chicago that are celebrating.

The Spots

  • 5 Loaves Eatery is offering french toast and a turkey burger with fries for $6.19 Available for takeout and delivery, call 626-791-1614 to place an order.

  • 14 Parish Restaurant and Rhum Bar is offering a variety of cocktails and bar snacks. Call ahead at 312-291-8379.

  • Andy Sunflower Cafe is offering a 16oz latte and a donut. Available for takeout and curbside pickup, call 312-961-3171 or order online.

  • Batter & Berries is selling a half-flight of french toast for $6.19. Carryout and delivery are available, and call 773-248-7710 to order.

  • B&B Ice Cream And Candy has a few specials, including a banana pudding milkshake and an Italian beef. Available for carryout and delivery.

  • Bronzeville Wings is selling five wings plus fries for $6.19. Carryout and delivery available. You can call ahead at 773-424-8223 or go online to order.

  • Brown Sugar Bakery is offering a special on cake for $6.19 on Friday while supplies last. Order online.

  • Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat has a hot dog (that’s not meat) and fries for $6.19. Call 773-675-8208 or walk in to order.

  • Cleo’s Southern Cuisine is selling bourbon chicken sliders. Call ahead at 773-633-2757 to order for carryout.

  • Deli King has a grilled turkey sandwich with fries available for $6.19. Order ahead or call 773-855-9173.

  • Dock’s Fish: Available for carryout and delivery, call 312-929-2336

  • Doughboy’s Chicago is offering three wings and a side of turkey “spaghedough” with a roll. Available for curbside pickup and delivery, call 872-244-7592.

  • Emeche Cakery And Cafe is selling their sandwiches for $6.19. Available for carryout and delivery, order online or call ahead at 312-265-1249.

  • Food On The Run has a chicken and waffle special for $6.19. Curbside pickup is available, and you need to call 773-420-3523 to order.

  • Flammin Restaurant is offering six-piece wings plus fries. Go online or call 773-675-8983.

  • Flippin Flavors has a turkey hoagie for $6.19. It’s available for takeout and delivery, and you can order online or call 773-253-2680.

  • Frontier is selling $6.19 martinis and also has outdoor dining.

  • Garifuna Flava is selling a half-chicken with ripe plantains. Available for delivery and curbside pickup, and you can order online or call 773-776-7440.

  • Haire’s Gulf Shrimp: Buy one bag of shellfish, get another for $6.19. Call 773-783-1818 to order.

  • Home Of The Hoagie is offering a regular-sized hoagie with chips and a drink for $6.19. Available for carryout, walk-in or call 773-238-7171.

  • Honey 1 BBQ if selling mini rib tips with fries and bread for $6.19. Available for carryout, call 773-285-9455.

  • Ina Mae Tavern is offering hot sausage sliders for $6.19. They’re open for outdoor dining, and also available for carryout and delivery.

  • Kilwins in Hyde park is selling treats like fudge and ice cream sundaes for $6.19.

  • Kizin Creole is offering chicken or pork with rice and beans. Order directly from their website.

  • Lexington Betty Smokehouse has rib tips or smoked chicken with fries. It’s located inside One Eleven Food Hall and available for carryout and delivery, or you can eat outside. Walk-in or call 773-749-8511 to order.

  • Litehouse Whole Food Grill is offering a fire-glazed salmon bowl. Carryout and delivery available, order online.

  • Lizzy J’s is selling any flavor of french toast sides for $6.19. Call 773-739-9044.

  • Luella’s Southern Kitchen is offering smothered chicken wings. Available for delivery and carryout, order online or call 773-961-8196.

  • Mabes Deli has a chicken quesadilla meal for $6.19. Available for takeout and delivery, call 773-891-1798.

  • Majani Vegan Cuisine is selling barbecue cauliflower. Available for carryout and delivery via their website or by calling 773-359-4019.

  • Mikkey’s Retro Grill is selling a $6.19 grilled chicken sandwich. Available for carryout and delivery, go online or call 773-675-8525.

  • Norman’s Bistro is selling their bread pudding for $6.19. Carryout and delivery are available.

  • Phlavz Bar And Grill has a jerk chicken special available for $6.19. Available for either takeout or outdoor dining.

  • Shawn Michelle’s is offering “Juneteenth al la mode.” Available for carryout.

  • Soul Shack has a rice and gravy bowl special. Call ahead at 773-891-0126 or walk-in to order. Online ordering available too.

  • South Shore Brew has breakfast paninis and a cold brew for $6.19. Call 773-437-3906.

  • Surf’s Up has a $6.19 fried green tomato special. Available for carryout and delivery, call 773-891-5544 to place an order.

  • Surf’s Up’s new Old Town location is offering a 1/4 pound of Hennesy shrimp with fries. Available for carryout and delivery.

  • Soulé is selling a catfish po’boy for $6.19. Call 312-526-3825 to place an order for takeout.

  • The Licking: Available for delivery, order online.

  • The Woodlawn has a $6.19 flatbread special. Available for takeout and delivery. Call 773-902-2470 to order.

  • The Wrap Bar: Carryout and delivery. Call ahead at 312-383-6620 to order.

  • Two Fish Crab Shack is offering six wings with fries. Order online, call 773-855-8845, or text TWOFISH to 33733.

  • Urban Grill has a bunch of specials, ranging from burgers and fries to grilled chicken salad. Available for carryout and delivery. Order online.

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