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!
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snaps from the tweetdrive4japan event!
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i waded through 565 photos and just finished uploading my favorite 128. ha.
check out the event HERE that the whole lot of us in the University of Houston‘s Bauer School of Business‘ Program for Excellence in Selling worked on all semester…
arriving early to set up.
just a fraction of the hardworking PES students at the event...
...and of course we had players...
...yes, more than one...
...and again, a thanks to all of our sponsors (which consisted of many more than are shown in this photo...)!
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