houstonians, shine your silver.
yesterday marked day 1 of the 11th annual Houston Restaurant Weeks – since it’s inception in 2003, local area restaurants have dedicated a week to donating a portion of their profits to the Houston Food Bank (as well as the Montgomery County and Galveston Food Banks this year).
This year, the city-wide charity dining event is from August 1 through September 2, 2013; you can find a list if participating restaurants or search by menu, cuisine, neighborhood, or even meal (ex. breakfast) via the Houston Restaurant Weeks main site.
Here’s how it works:
according to a KUHF news radio excerpt i heard, Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank stated, “There’s over 170 restaurants that are participating and most of them are doing a $35 prix fixe [price fixed] three-course menu, some of them have a $45 dollar version and the food bank gets $5 or $7 of that. So you get a great dinner. So this is basically Houston’s best restaurants showing off.”
Houston Restaurant Weeks used to be only a week long when it first started in ’03, and raised $5,000. Last year, it managed to raise $1.2 million for the Houston Food Bank – here’s to record-breaking and full bellies for everyone!
*srcs: kuhf.org, houstonrestaurantweeks.com, houstonfoodbank.org; images property of houstonrestaurantweeks.com.