Houston Restaurant Weeks reveals partial list of partner restaurants

Houstonians can now be ready to dine out and do a well-planned job accordingly, thanks to Houston’s most popular charity dining event.

Houston Restaurant Weeks It revealed a partial listing of the participating restaurants’ menus on Friday, July 15. The organization announced that more restaurants and menus will be added to the official website until August 1. This year, more than 250 restaurants are expected to participate.

The raucous dining event will always follow its regular schedule – August 1 through Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 5). That means Houstonians will have 36 days to eat out and do good.

Founded by media personality Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks offers two-, three- and four-course set menus at set price points for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. More than 200 restaurants from across the Houston area are participating in the event, raising money for the Houston Food Bank.

Love Stone, who passed away in 2020 after a long battle with cancer, described Houston Restaurant Weeks as “win, win, win” for customers, businesses, and nonprofits. Diners get a good meal at a discount. Restaurants have turned a historically slow time of year into a busy time, and the food bank is receiving much-needed funds to help needy Houstonians.

Now managed by Stone’s daughter, Katie Stone Cappuccio and sponsored by the nonprofit Cleverly Stone Foundation, Human Rights Watch has announced new price points for its fixed menus.

Instead of last year’s $35 and $49 dinner menus and $20 lunch and brunch menus, diners will have options of $39, $55 for dinner, and $25 for lunch or lunch.

Restaurants will donate $1 more to the Houston Food Bank at each price point than they did in 2021: $2 per $25 meal, $4 per $39 meal, and $6 per $55 meal. The price increases reflect the higher costs restaurateurs pay for labor and ingredients compared to previous years, CultureMap previously reported.

During the Delta wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch raised $933,820 in 2021. Overall, the event has contributed $17.6 million to the Food Bank since 2003. Last year, notable restaurant donors including B&B Butchers and Brennan’s of Houston, Eddie V’s, and the Traveler’s Table.

Besides the new price points, Houston Restaurant Weeks also announced that Houston-based builder Tellepsen will be one of the event’s sponsors. The company is a longtime supporter of the Houston Food Bank.

This story is an update of the original reporting by CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler.

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