One of Houston’s acclaimed community events will run for the 10th time until the end of August. Houston Restaurant Weeks provides incredible month-long deals at some of the city’s hottest restaurants. First established in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, it has expanded to one month instead of one week and has become one of the most anticipated events in the Texas region, raising over $1.7 million in donations to help fight hunger in Houston since it began in 2003.
This event is designed to showcase the best dining in the city while raising money for the Houston Food Bank.. The event format for last year included a 3-course dinner for $35 with $5 to food banks, and a $20 lunch with 2 courses with $3 being donated. This year, a new 4-course dinner has been for just $45 with a $7 donation. For 2013, these offers now extend to include restaurants in the Woodlands, Montgomery, and Galveston.
Last year, the restaurant raised more than $1.22 million for the Houston Food Bank, and they are hoping to outdo that number this time around. Donations to the Food Bank are made by the participating restaurants based on how many meals they can sell during the event. However, this year they are launching a Text 2 Give campaign, where participants can donate $10 themselves to help the fight against hunger in Houston right on their cell phones. Additionally, restaurants in the new areas will donate 100 percent of their earnings to their local food banks as well.
While the list of restaurants for 2013 will not be posted on the main website until July 15, eager diners can keep their forks and knifes ready to dive into some delicious deals as well as do their part to help fight hunger.