Houston Restaurant Weeks
, which supports the Houston Food Bank. Originating in 2003 under the direction of dining diva Cleverley Stone, the annual monthlong event is highly anticipated by foodies and casual diners alike. For first-timers, it works like this: Visit one of the participating restaurants for lunch, brunch or dinner, and request the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. Then, order and feast; the food-bank donation is built into the cost of the meal. See, easy! Through the years, the tasty celebration has raised more than $9.6 million, totaling 29 million meals to neighbors in need. Stone adds, “I have 251 restaurants [participating], and I’m adding more all the time.”
August 1 through September 4. Visit houstonrestaurantweeks.com
for a list of participating restaurants. $20 to $45.
Houston does two things really well: dining and philanthropy. Now we can deliciously combine the two with