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Food Truck & Grill Fest celebrates Juneteenth

Black-owned restaurants and food trucks are celebrating Juneteenth during Black Restaurant Week in Huntsville.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Today and throughout the weekend, black-owned businesses will be hosting events to celebrate the national holiday. Vendors are gathering at Campus 805 for Food Truck and Grill Fest. Lucien Walker, owner of Dat Dude wit the Seafood, is excited about this monumental accomplishment for the community.

"We are looking to see upwards of a couple hundred people out tonight. You know, we've got a couple of performers coming out and it's going to be a great event. Like I said, it's going to be something great for the community to come out, and you know, be a part of," Walker said.

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More than 100 restaurants are part of Huntsville's Black Restaurant Week, June 11-20, 2021.

Whether you like Caribbean, BBQ, sweets, soul food, or some entertainment with your meal, there's something for you. On the road? Check out one of the 15 featured food trucks. Throwing a party? 21 different caterers are on the list. Vegan? There are restaurants for you, too.

Black Restaurant Week in Huntsville has more going on than just restaurants. There's a Bar Crawlthemed nights and special menus, a Food Truck and Grill Fest with live music, and a Bingo card with a special gift. Show your support on social media by posting your experience and tagging #BRWHSV.

Have a favorite spot? Vote for the Best Black-Owned Restaurant here.

The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop Black Restaurant Week in Huntsville in 2020, but there were many fewer participants. This year, not only has the list of eateries expanded, but the events around it have as well. Soulfest Alabama, celebrating Juneteenth, is part of the event in 2021.