April 2 to April 16 is Black Restaurant Week in Houston, and five Katy eateries will participate.

Founded in 2016, the campaign has supported more than 3,000 restaurateurs, bartenders, chefs, caterers and food trucks throughout Houston—per an April 3 press release from the group.

In 2023, over 100 local businesses will join the campaign—which is focused on restimulating local economies within the Black community by promoting Black-owned culinary businesses and professionals who cannot afford costly marketing.

The Black Restaurant Week organization was co-founded by Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson with aims to celebrate African, African American and Caribbean cuisine.

Here are five Black-owned restaurants in Katy participating in Black Restaurant Week:

Park Place at the Boardwalk will offer elevated Southern, Carribbean and Latin American dishes, like these stuffed collard greens. (Courtesy Park Place at the Boardwalk Steakhouse & Grille)
1. Park Place at the Boardwalk Steakhouse & Grille will open officially April 21. The eatery is both a restaurant downstairs and an upscale, private event space with catering services upstairs. The menu features brunch items as well as cuisines from Caribbean, Southern and Latin cultures.

25551 Kingsland Blvd., Ste. C100, Katy



Aside from customized platters, Fork It also offers sandwiches and sides. (Courtesy Fork It)
2. Fork It recently opened in summer 2022 and offers customers an interactive dining experience where they build a custom meal from the bottom up. Choose from a base of fries, rice, macaroni and cheese or salad; pick a protein—such as chicken quarters, shrimp or smoked pulled beef; load the plate with toppings like bacon, elote, jalapenos or onions; and finish it off with a sauce.

23227 Mercantile Parkway, Katy



Uncle Bubba's fires up smoked brisket in the restaurants' grill pit, nicknamed "Murphy" by owners. (Courtesy Uncle Bubba's Brisket & BBQ)
3. At Uncle Bubba’s Brisket & BBQ, the restaurant’s slogan is “home is where the smoke is.” Smoked brisket, ribs, sausage, turkey breast, pulled pork and smoked chicken are fired in the restaurant’s pit. Barbecue plates include the customer's choice of meats, bread and two sides—such as baked beans, sweet corn, green beans and a jalapeno coleslaw.

23053 Clay Road, Ste. 700, Katy



Astor Farm To Table's Global Appetizer includes South African dishes like biltong, bobotie, sausage droewors and stuffed peppadews with cream cheese. (Courtesy Astor Farm To Table)
4. Astor Farm to Table mixes chef and owner Casey Castro’s contemporary fusion style with half-century old recipes from his grandmother and mom, according to the restaurant’s website. The menu features dishes with South African and Latin American flavors, such as its African flame-grilled octopus and Venezuelan pabellon—made with rice, shredded beef, plantains and black beans.

1590 South Mason Road, Katy



The Morning After Burger, featured on the Craft Burger menu. (Courtesy Craft Burger)
5. Craft Burger’s chef Shannen Tune has been a featured contestant on the Food Network show "Chopped" and has worked at luxury hotels in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Austin and Houston. Tune brings the flare with a lineup of savory, all-natural, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, beer-battered onion rings and hand-cut fries to Katy. Tune’s morning after burger, for example, is made with chili-rubbed candied bacon, a sunny-side up egg and smoked gouda—then served on a bacon-cheddar waffle bun.

348 Mason Road, Katy