If there’s one thing Houstonian’s love more than a 24-hour Whataburger, the Astros and Shipley Do-Nuts = it’s eating out. According to a 2018 Zagat survey, Houstonians lead the nation in dining out. And with over 10,000 restaurants representing more than 70 countries, Houstonians have a lot of options.
Houston Restaurant Weeks, running now through September 6, combines Houston’s diverse, award-winning restaurant scene with a good cause. As an annual fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, HRW donates $1 to $5 from each meal purchased at participating restaurants. Since Cleverley Stone founded Houston Restaurant Weeks in 2003, the event has raised over $16.6 million for the Houston Food Bank.
Here are four Partnership members participating in this year’s culinary event.
Located in the heart of Discovery Green downtown, the GroveHRW dinner menu offers a 3-course dinner for $49 with dishes such as southern fried Texas quail, cauliflower koshery and chicken paillard. Diners can also choose from The Grove’s 2-course, $20 lunch menu which includes a crispy chicken sandwich, sweet potato and kale enchiladas, and a shrimp and crab salad roll.
ThisUptown Mexican restaurant welcomes HRW enthusiasts three different dinner menus to choose from. Each contains four courses, with dishes raning from zacahuil con hongos to camarones a la talla. . The restaurant is known for its unique seafood recipes, as well as Sunday brunch.
Both the Downtown and Westheimer’s Ristorante locations are participating in this year’s event. Grotto offers a 3-course dinner for $35. Dishes include parppardelle con gamberi al limone, rigatoni della sansoni and pollo positano. This national Italian restaurant is well known for its fine wines and Italian classics.
Located in Houston’s historic Montrose neighborhood, this Mexican restaurant offers dinner and lunch options. Options include costilla de res, ensalada de flor de calabaza and tacos de papas con rajas. . .
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