Houston’s Culinary Scene Featured During Upcoming Restaurant Week

July 27, 2010

Houstonians will be able to savor the city’s culinary scene during Houston Restaurant Week, a culinary event from Aug. 1 to Aug. 21, which benefits the Houston Food Bank.

The city-wide event provides diners with the opportunity to sample special menus at Houston’s restaurants, while helping fight hunger in Houston.

“Houston Restaurant Week offers an inspired opportunity to take action on behalf of families and individuals who suffer from hunger,” said Brian Green, CEO of the Houston Food Bank. “Each diner at a participating restaurant will provide 15 meals for a hungry child or adult in southeast Texas.  Those meals are provided each week to 137,000 individuals who turn to food pantries, senior centers, soup kitchens and shelters for nourishment.”

This year, Houston Restaurant Week will showcase more than 100 restaurants, spanning popular favorites to new hotspots. All participating restaurants will offer a prix fixe, three-course gourmet dinner menu for $35 per person, with $5 of each dinner sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank. New to Houston Restaurant Week 2010, select restaurants will also offer two-course lunch menus for $20, donating $3 of each lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank. All Houston Restaurant Week meals exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

Houston Restaurant Week was established in 2003 by restaurant journalist Cleverley Stone, host of “The Cleverley Show” on CNN 650 Radio News and contributor to Fox 26 Morning News. To date, the event has raised more than $356,000 to fight hunger in Houston.

“Houston Restaurant Week is a great occasion for Houstonians to experience our impressive array of dining options at prices that won’t break the bank, all while helping to fight hunger,” said Cleverley Stone, founder and chair of the event. “Last year, we raised a record-breaking $240,000, with 100 percent of funds raised donated to the Houston Food Bank. We hope to raise even more this year to support the Houston Food Bank in their mission to provide food for the hungry in 18 southeast Texas counties.”

The event is by reservation only. Reservations can be made throughout Houston Restaurant Week. For the latest Houston Restaurant Week information, including restaurant listings, menus, sponsor information, and reservations, visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeek.com.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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