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The first-ever Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week is happening now through this weekend on Sunday, October 14th.
The volunteer-organized event will feature 20 of the area’s Latin-American restaurants.
Casarez says the goal of Southwest’s restaurant week is to encourage people to spend time learning about the neighborhood without breaking the bank.
“Often with a restaurant week model the barrier is an economic one,” she says. “In Southwest Detroit, that’s not a barrier. The price-point is extremely affordable.”
For Dueweke-Perez, restaurant week is an opportunity to showcase the abundance of Southwest’s Latin-inspired cuisine and “break away from the stereotype that Southwest Detroit is Mexican.”