DEH ABROAD VILLAGE & CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (C.A.R.A.) LAUNCH 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT WEEK JUNE 12 – 18, 2022
Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association, (C.A.R.A.) wants you to savor a mouth-watering fusion of Caribbean cuisine for prices that will make even Scrooge McDuck rejoice! The USA is home to more than 523 Caribbean restaurants. From Florida to New York to California, Deh Abroad Village & C.A.R.A. invite you to bring your appetite to the 2022 National Caribbean American Restaurant Week!
Pull up a chair and open your top pants button, we won’t judge! Smoky nutmeg infused jerk chicken will grace your nose as you are courted by oxtail so tender, it’s falling off the bones! Inhale the sweet aroma of fried plantains fresh off the skillet! Feel the cool refreshing sensation of fresh coconut water washing down your throat as you slip away onto the islands with the most soothing island beats!
All of this can be your experience from June 12-18, 2022, at this second staging of Restaurant week! Head over to www.caribbeanrestaurantweek.us and browse through hundreds of your favorite Caribbean restaurants in the US. After finding a restaurant in your state, you can enjoy MULTI-COURSE Chef Specials for the low price of $19.99. Yes, that’s right! Appetizers, entrees and more for just $19.99 on our Prix Fixe menus at participating restaurants. Feeling for something lighter? No problem! For just $7.00, you can access the takeout menus for our partner restaurants! Dine in, get takeout or have it delivered right to your doorstep- either way, you save BIG at your favorite local spot – or use the opportunity to explore new Caribbean restaurants near you!
New York City Mayor – Eric Adams
"As the Mayor of New York City which has the largest population of Caribbean American Restaurant in the US I am proud to add my voice of support to the 2nd annual Caribbean American Restaurant Week. The Covid-19 pandemic financially hurt many restaurants in NYC but by Supporting Caribbean American Restaurant Week this is a step towards helping them recover. I want to thank Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for their hard work in organizing and producing restaurant week for the benefit of these restaurants in New York City."
NYC Department of Small Business Services – Commissioner Kevin D. Kim
"SBS is proud to support National Caribbean Restaurant Week through our Avenue NYC grant, as we celebrate both Immigrant and Caribbean Heritage this month," said Kevin D. Kim, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "Mayor Adams is committed to investing in our city's immigrant-owned small businesses, which make up nearly half of New York City's small businesses across the five boroughs. This event is the perfect way to showcase the diversity and amazing flavors that the Caribbean community brings to the City."
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams
“As a proud Caribbean-American, a first-generation New Yorker, I’m excited for Caribbean American Restaurant Week, and grateful to Deh Abroad and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for spearheading this event,” said Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams. “The pandemic hurt so many restaurants across the city, so I’m grateful for this opportunity to support some of my favorites and potentially introduce some New Yorkers to new dishes. The diversity of cultures that the Caribbean represents — from the people to the cuisine to the traditions — is as rich as it has been influential to our city, and I look forward to celebrating Caribbean-American heritage at restaurants this week and throughout the city all month.”
Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village – Dominic J. Christopher
“I have seen the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on business owners, especially minority businesses in the food industry. This Restaurant Week is special for me because it gives our community the opportunity to come back stronger and spread our culture to people who will absolutely fall in love with our food! Deh Abroad Village is thrilled to be part of this initiative to help build back our businesses stronger than ever!” says Dominic Christopher, Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village.
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.
“The great diversity of cultures found in Queens allows our residents and visitors to enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods that come to us from around the world,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “Our borough’s Caribbean restaurants are our key contributors to this vibrant culinary scene, and National Caribbean American Restaurant Week is a great time for all of us to enjoy what these fine establishments have to offer. I encourage everyone to patronize these great restaurants during National Caribbean American Restaurant Week and throughout the year.”
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“Every year, I look forward to the world-renowned Caribbean cuisine that will be highlighted during The Caribbean American Restaurant Association’s Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not only will there be a myriad of delicious food to choose from, but this is also an opportunity to highlight small Caribbean-owned businesses and support their economic recovery from the devastating impacts of Covid-19,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09). As a Jamaican-American woman, I take great pride in my heritage and understand the illustrious legacy of how Black and Caribbean culture contributed and continues to contribute to this country’s culinary identity. Our people took scraps and the undesired, and created delicacies. We created art from ugly and cultivated nourishment from deprivation. That is why weeks like this are so important; we must not only support our Caribbean restaurants but also preserve the rich cultural legacy that is our food. Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month, and Happy Caribbean Restaurant Week. Be sure to save me a plate!”
Deh Abroad Village and C.A.R.A. are partnering on this event with Sesame Flyers International, The Caribbean Depot, and with the support of the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
Connect with us to learn more about Restaurant Week or to keep up with us for future promotions via: @linkcaranow and @dehabroad on Facebook and Instagram. Restaurant owners wishing to join in the festivities are encouraged to head over to www.dehabroad.org to register their businesses. Offers are only redeemable for diners at registered restaurants. Conditions apply!
Deh Abroad Village is a registered 501(c)3 offering a free online interactive database for the Caribbean diaspora in the US. It is the only minority-owned and operated Caribbean-focused platform (www.dehabroad.org) for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Deh Abroad Village is currently working with the City of New York and local elected officials on several commercial revitalization and business support and development projects in Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City.
Dominic Christopher and Antonio Buddington co-founded Deh Abroad Village in 2018 out of a passion for giving back to their own community by empowering business leaders. In 2021, for his efforts with Deh Abroad, Co-Founder Dominic received Citation from current New York City Mayor and former Borough President of Brooklyn Eric Adams, and the Strategic Business Award in Technology Services at the Young, Gifted and Black Award Ceremony held in New York City.
CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (C.A.R.A)
C.A.R.A (www.linkcaranow.org) is a trusted community organization whose goals are aimed at advocating on behalf of Caribbean hospitality and nightlife businesses to reverse government policies that disproportionately impact small Caribbean restaurant and hospitality businesses.
C.A.R.A seeks to transform the Caribbean American restaurant and hospitality industry through business structuring, information sharing, programs that educate business owners on financial management and planning, and technology upgrades.
We are the ONLY citywide Caribbean-American organization that has an online interactive business platform. This makes information easily accessible, where members and participants can view and share information that affect their business. Serving the Caribbean-American restaurant and nightlife businesses in NYC is what we do.
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