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Black Dolla Dining Days will showcase Black-owned restaurants

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 18:43:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The first Black Dolla Dining Days kicks off at the end of February in Indianapolis.

Black Dolla founder Carmen Davenport said the group, which formed last June, is a "consumer page with Black business in mind."

Davenport said she and her friends go to Devour Indy every year. She developed the idea for her own event when she noticed the lack of Black-owned restaurants participating.

"I think we should do something that where we can expose our community's restaurants and different things like that so that we can open doors for those people," Davenport said.

Each participating restaurant will offer at least one special Hoosiers can try during Black Dolla Dining Days, the second event the organization has hosted since its founding.

Thirty restaurants, food trucks and personal chefs have already signed up, but Davenport said she has another 30 on her list she hopes to add.

Restaurants are required to offer one special, and they can choose the number of days they wish to participate.

​Black Dolla Dining Days begins Feb. 28 and goes until March 6. Registration is free and ends Friday. A menu will be placed on blackdollaindy.com on Saturday.