Also in honor of Juneteenth, there’s a celebration taking place at eateries owned by people of color.
Something Different To Eat on Clinton Street is one of 12 places in Greater Binghamton participating in the first-ever Black and Minority Owned Restaurant Week.
The promotion was created by Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow or PLOT.
Something Different, which is celebrating its 1st anniversary next month, serves soul food with a twist, such as fried chicken coated in barbeque sauce or mac and cheese made with 4 kinds of cheese.
It also offers healthier options, all vegetarian sides and only halal meat.
Something Different is offering combo specials during the promotion.
Owner Martin White says small businesses of all backgrounds need to stick together.
White says, “I just ask people that they come out and support us, and we’ll support you. It’s a give and take. When you’re a business owner I think you need to give as well as receive, it’s not all about money all the time, it’s about our atmosphere and providing a service to the people “
Black and Minority Owned Restaurant Week runs through Saturday.
Other participants include Spotlight, Coop’s Latin and Soul and Royale Caribbean in Binghamton and Sycamore Haitian and La Isla Latin Food in Endicott.
For a complete list, go to 607EatBlack.com