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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s How To Support Black-Owned Restaurants In Bronzeville, The South Loop This Month

The Blacktober virtual food fest is back with more than 50 Black-owned restaurants offering sweet deals this month.

An order of a six piece chicken meal from Harold's Chicken on 87th Street is enjoyed at Foster Park in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on May 11, 2021.
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BRONZEVILLE — “Blacktober” is underway.

The virtual food festival — now in its second year — was created by Black People Eats Founder Jeremy Joyce to “bring awareness and revenue” to Black-owned restaurants across the city.

Throughout the month of October participating restaurants will offer discounts every weekend, but patrons must ask for the “Blacktober special” when ordering.

Here’s a list of restaurants in Bronzeville and South Loop to check out. For the full list, go to Black People Eats’ Instagram page.

Bureau Bar, 2215 S. State St. Diners can enjoy a buy one get one 50 percent off deal on appetizers.

Bureau Pizza Co., 719 S. State St. Get 50 percent off starters and wings with the purchase of a specialty pizza.

Harold’s Chicken Meets Beer, 1450 S. Michigan Ave. Enjoy an eight-wing dinner and a Harold’s Honey Ale draft beer for $15.99.

Fruvé Xpress Juicery, 1131 S. State St. Get 15 percent off any order over $10, or 20 percent off any order over $20. (Deal also available at their Hyde Park and West Loop locations.)

Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream is one of several restaurants participating in “Blacktober.”

Jars By Jasiman, 2537 S. Wabash Ave. Get a single layer pudding pan for $12.99 (must order online).

Mimi’s Tacos & French Fries, 1155 S. Jefferson St. Get three turkey or chicken tacos for $10.

Mz Wings, 2537 S. Wabash Ave. Service members, first responders and essential workers can get 10 percent off their purchase. Patrons can buy six wings and get two free, buy eight wings and get four wings free, or buy 10 wings and get six free. Free order of jollof rice with purchase.

Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream, 46 E. 47th St. “Buy One, Get One” deal for single scoops, double scoops and pints only for the whole month. (Must be same flavor and size.)

Synergy Foods, 330 E. 51st St. Buy four apples and get the fifth one free, or buy two apples and get the third 50 percent off.

Sweet Dreams Frozen Yogurt, 17 W. 35th St. Patrons can enjoy a free 8-ounce yogurt with purchase of medium or large nachos the second weekend in October, or a “buy one, get one half off” deal on shakes during the following weekend. A half-priced funnel cake sundae will be available for the final two weekends.

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