A Virtual Food Festival?


The organizers for Black People Eats are hosting a virtual food festival that will highlight black-owned restaurants throughout the city. The month of October is being called “Blaktober” to celebrate Chicago’s diversity in the food industry. 

Black People Eats is a company that is dedicated to bring you “the best black-owned food and beverage companies from around the world.” It was launched by Jeremy E. Joyce who began posting food reviews on social media last December. Joyce created this company in an effort to bring awareness to black-owned businesses who lacked coverage in the media. 

Every weekend this month, they will offer deals from 76 restaurants. A list of the restaurants can be found on their website’s “restaurant directory”. In addition, Blaktober will feature a free e-cookbook with various recipes and virtual cooking memos. If you purchase your ticket online, you have the opportunity to choose general admission or VIP access. The General Admission ticket will include live virtual workouts starting at 9 a.m. If you purchase VIP tickets you will receive access to a happy hour with Jeremy Joyce, a virtual game night, an afrobeats dance class, and a cookie decorating party. 

For more information check out their website. 

By Marla Chavez Garcia

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