Food | Wine
What has turned into a month-long food odyssey, Houston Restaurants Weeks (HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com) returns August 1 and runs through September 2nd..
Founded in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks raised over $1.22 million for the Houston Food Bank from the over 253,000 meals served at the 169 participating restaurants. The result: The 3.66 million meals provided for those who are food insecure, made Houston Restaurants Weeks 2012 the largest single fundraising event for the Food Bank and the largest restaurant weeks of its kind in the United States.
For thousands of Houstonians and visitors to the bayou city, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides a month-long passport to the city’s top restaurants and award-winning chefs. Recently Food & Wine magazine tapped Houston as “America’s newest capitol of great food,” coming as no surprise to locals who crowd some of the most popular dining rooms in the city.
Houston Restaurants Weeks is run by volunteers and 100 percent of the proceeds raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. For 33 days, diners get to taste prix-fixe menus specially priced at $20 for lunch and $35 and $45 for dinner. A $20 two or three-course lunch generates a $3 donation from the participating restaurants to the Houston Food Bank. A $35 three or four-course dinner generates a $5 donation, while a $45 three or four-course dinner generates a $7 donation.
In addition to the ever-expanding contribution made to the Houston Food Bank, Houston Restaurant Weeks has grown to include not only the trendiest eateries in Uptown Galleria, bustling downtown and vibrant Midtown, but also popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas, among others.
A complete listing of participating restaurants and their respective Houston Restaurant Weeks menus will be announced and posted on www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com on July 15, 2013. Reservations are required for diners seeking to take advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks, however participating restaurants may take walk-ins at their discretion. $20 - $45