WHO & WHAT
More than 100 of Houston’s finest restaurants are expected to participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks (http://www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com/) from Aug. 1 – 31, 2011. Benefiting the Houston Food Bank (http://www.houstonfoodbank.org), the event is an enticing opportunity for diners to try new hotspots or re-visit old favorites while helping fight hunger in Houston. All participating restaurants will offer a three-course gourmet dinner for $35 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Five dollars of each special dinner sold will directly benefit the Houston Food Bank. In addition to the dinner menu, select restaurants will offer a $20 two-course lunch menu, donating three dollars of each lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank.
WHEN & WHERE
Aug. 1 – 31, 2011
Houston Restaurant Weeks
More than 100 Greater Houston Area participating restaurants
Houston Restaurant Week was established in 2003 by restaurant journalist Cleverley Stone, host of “The Cleverley Show” on Talk 650- CBS Radio and contributor to Fox 26 Morning News. To date, the event has raised more than $926,000 to fight hunger in Houston. For the latest Houston Restaurant Weeks information, including restaurant listings, menus, sponsor information, and reservations, visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com. Follow HRW on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/HouRestaurantWk and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HoustonRestaurantWeek.
About the Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. A network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides more than 65 million pounds of food and prepared meals annually. Starting in early August, fresh produce, meat and nonperishables will be distributed from a new 308,000 square-foot warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 120 million pounds of food by 2018. VisitHoustonFoodBank.org <http://HoustonFoodBank.org> for more information.