Black-owned businesses in Dallas to check out during the women’s Final Four

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  • Published on March 28, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
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The NCAA women’s Final Four heads to Dallas on the road to the championship. Check out the game and these Black-owned businesses in the city.

It’s down to the wire for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament as the final four teams head to Dallas, Texas, to face off.

The final road to the championship happens on Friday, March 31 at the American Airlines Center. The LSU Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies tip off at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Iowa Hawkeyes at 9 p.m. ET.

The four schools have bulldozed through the competition this month to come out on top.

The number one seed, South Carolina, led by NBA Hall of Famer Dawn Stayley, is looking to add another national title under its belt.

The teams head to Dallas, bringing thousands of fans to the city, adding to its nearly 1.3 million population.

Even if you are not there for the game, Dallas is full of culture and city staples to keep you busy. Black businesses in Dallas are some of the most mentioned nationwide, including several highly sought-after tourist attractions. If you’re heading to the D-Town to catch the game at the arena or looking to be in the crazed energy of the fans, here are some Black-owned businesses you have to check out while you’re there.

Black Coffee

“Black Coffee is upping the scene of artisan coffee roasts in East Fort Worth. Black Coffee specializes in interfusing global flavors into their very own craft beverages.” – FortWorth.com

Cookie Society

“Cookie Society specializes in unique flavors inspired by childhood staples, elevated classics, and other flavors typically reserved for cakes and pies. Our cookies are indulgently made with real butter and always feature crispy edges, a tender center and a chewy texture.” – CookieSociety.com

Aunt Irene’s Kitchen

“Owner, Dresha, was raised by her Aunt Irene and developed a passion for cooking by watching, helping and learning alongside her aunt. She inherited her aunt’s matriarch title by keeping with her long tradition of bringing the family together over love-infused dishes. Dresha’s motto, ‘We Don’t Just Cook For You, We Cater To You!!!’ reflects her passion to feature fresh, quality comfort food bursting with flavor. Her offerings include cajun seafood boils; most notably the #1 selling ‘Black Box’ overflowing with succulent crab, shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes; made to order fried fish and wings with a southern flare and amazing sides.” – AIKDallas.com


Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

“When you’re in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out Desta Ethiopian Restaurant. The restaurant is located in one of the area’s most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Desta Ethiopian Restaurant features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group.” – DestaDallasEthiopian.com

Sneaker Politics

“Sneaker Politics is a clothing & sneaker boutique that originated in Lafayette, LA in 2006. The company has since expanded to six locations including Baton Rouge & New Orleans, LA as well as Austin & Dallas, TX. The company has strong roots in the fashion industry and has identified itself as one of the premier sneaker boutiques in the country. Politics focuses on creating a family-like atmosphere in each location’s city and working with both local & global companies on various community projects.” – SneakerPolitics.com