DEH ABROAD VILLAGE & CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (CARA) LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT WEEK JUNE 12-18, 2022
Brooklyn, New York
Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association (CARA) want you to enjoy a mouth-watering fusion of Caribbean cuisine at prices that will delight even Scrooge McDuck! The United States is home to over 523 Caribbean restaurants. From Florida to New York to California, Deh Abroad Village & CARA invite you to bring your appetite to National Caribbean American Restaurant Week 2022!
Take a chair and open the button of your pants, we won’t judge! Smoked nutmeg infused jerk chicken will grace your nose as you are courted by an oxtail so tender it falls off the bone! Inhale the sweet aroma of fried plantains fresh from the pan! Feel the cooling, cooling sensation of cool coconut water running down your throat as you zip off to the islands with the most soothing island rhythms!
All of this can be your experience from June 12 to 18, 2022, during this second edition of Restaurant Week! Head to www.caribbeanrestaurantweek.us and browse hundreds of your favorite Caribbean restaurants in the United States. After finding a restaurant in your state, you can enjoy MULTI COURSES Chef’s specials for the low price of $19.99. Yes, it’s true! Appetizers, main courses and more for only $19.99 on our prix fixe menus at participating restaurants. Want something lighter? No problem! For only $7.00, you can access the take-out menus of our partner restaurants! Dine in, get takeout or have it delivered straight to your door – either way you save BIG at your favorite spot – or take the opportunity to explore new Caribbean restaurants near you!
Mayor of New York – Eric Adams
“As Mayor of New York City, which has the largest population of Caribbean American Restaurants in the United States, I am proud to add my voice of support to the 2nd Annual Caribbean American Restaurant Week. The Covid-19 Pandemic has hurt many restaurants in New York financially, but supporting Caribbean American Restaurant Week is a step in helping them recover. I want to thank Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for their hard work in the organization and production of restaurant week to benefit these restaurants in New York.
New York City 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 New York 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’s small businesses across all five boroughs. This event is the perfect way to showcase the diversity and the 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 am thrilled about Caribbean American Restaurant Week and grateful to Deh Abroad and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for spearheading this event,” said public attorney Jumaane D. Williams. “The pandemic has impacted so many restaurants across the city, so I’m grateful for this opportunity to support some of my favorites and potentially introduce new dishes to some New Yorkers. The diversity of cultures that the Caribbean represents – from people to cuisine to traditions – is as rich as it has been influencing our city, and I look forward to celebrating Caribbean-American heritage in restaurants this week and across the city all month.”
Co-founder of Deh Abroad Village – Dominic J. Christopher
“I have seen the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on business owners, especially minority businesses in the food industry. This restaurant week is special to me because it gives our community l 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 a part of this initiative to help rebuild 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 food that comes to us from around the world,” said Borough of Queens President Donovan. Richards Jr. “The Caribbean restaurants in our borough are our biggest contributors to this vibrant culinary scene, and National Caribbean American Restaurant Week is a great time for all of us to take advantage of what these excellent establishments have to offer. I encourage all people frequent these excellent restaurants during National Caribbean American Restaurant Week and throughout the year.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
“Each year, I look forward to the world-class Caribbean cuisine that will be showcased during the Caribbean American Restaurant Association’s Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not only will there be a myriad of delicious dishes to choose from, but c ‘is also an opportunity to highlight small Caribbean-owned businesses and support their economic recovery from the devastating effects of Covid-19,’ said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09). American, I am very proud of my heritage and understand the illustrious legacy of how black and Caribbean culture has contributed and continues to contribute to the culinary identity of this country.Our people took leftovers and undesirables, and created delicacies. We created art out of ugly food and grown out of deprivation. That’s why weeks like this are so important; we must not only support our Caribbean restaurants, but also preserve the rich cultural heritage that is our food. Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month and Happy Caribbean Restaurant Week. Make sure you save me a plate!”
Deh Abroad Village and CARA are partnering in 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 us posted on future promotions via: @linkcaranow and @dehabroad on Facebook and Instagram. Restaurant owners wishing to take part in the festivities are invited to visit www.dehabroad.org to register their businesses. Offers are only valid for customers of registered restaurants. Conditions apply!
Deh Abroad Village is a registered 501(c)3 providing a free online interactive database for the Caribbean Diaspora in the United States. It is the only minority-owned and operated Caribbean-centric platform (www.dehabroad.org) for individuals, businesses and organizations. Deh Abroad Village is currently working with New York City and local officials on several commercial revitalization and business support and development projects in New York’s Caribbean neighborhoods.
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 the Citation from current New York City Mayor and former Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and the Strategic Business Award in Technology Services at the Young, Gifted and Black Awards ceremony held in New York City.
CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (CARA)
CARA (www.linkcaranow.org) is a trusted community organization whose goals are to advocate on behalf of Caribbean hospitality and nightlife businesses to reverse government policies that disproportionately impact small Caribbean restaurant and hospitality businesses.
CARA seeks to transform the Caribbean restaurant and hospitality industry through business structuring, information sharing, programs that educate business owners on financial management and planning, and business updates. technological level.
We are the ONLY citywide Caribbean American organization that has an interactive online business platform. This makes information easily accessible, where members and attendees can view and share information that affects their business. Serving Caribbean American dining and nightlife businesses in New York City is what we do.
The Caribbean American Restaurant Association
Deh Abroad Village
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