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Food Security and Hunger

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014 Registers Another Good Year

    Houston Restaurants Weeks which took up the month of August has raised more than $1.6 million in donation commitments to the Houston Food Bank, it was announced Wednesday. According to the event's organizers, chief among them Houston radio and TV personality Cleverley Stone, this translates to mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    UPDATED: L'Olivier Removed from Houston Restaurant Weeks

    It appears you can get kicked out of a charity event for breaking the rules. CultureMap Houston's Eric Sandler broke the news earlier this afternoon that L'Olivier was removed from the lineup of restaurants in Houston Restaurant Weeks for its $30 lunch menu at the restaurant; the online menu display ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    September is Hunger Action Month at the Houston Food Bank

    Every year, the Houston Food Bank attempts to draw attention to and combat hunger in Houston through Hunger Action Month, essentially a call to action to get people involved in the fight. This year's theme is Hunger Bites, Bite Back, and the Houston Food Bank, along with many local organizations an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks Returns this Summer With New Prices

    For many Houstonians, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides an opportunity to eat out at some of the city's best restaurants at a more affordable cost than usual while simultaneously contributing money to the Houston Food Bank. It's always a great time to get out and enjoy all the delicious food Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Houston's Hungry to Dine on Feral Swine

    A hog is a hog but a feral hog is widely held to be a pain in the ass. Over half the estimated 2 million to 6 million feral hogs in the United States reside in Texas and they do about $400 milllion worth of damage on an annual basis, according to The Smithsonian. All of this means that feral hogs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Good Deeds: Show You Care This Holiday Season by Volunteering Time and Food

    Most of the year we use this blog to tell you about all the great food there is in Houston. We tell you what gifts to buy for the food-lovers on your list, where to eat a nice meal out and which hot restaurants are opening. But this time of year, we want to remind you that for many, these words ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    September is Hunger Action Month; Here's How You Can Help

    Hunger Action Month was started by the organization Feeding America to urge people to join their local food banks in taking action against hunger in the U.S. Throughout September, cities across the country raise awareness of the issue of hunger through a variety of events. Here in Houston, the the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Study: 1 in 5 Don't Have Access to Enough Food in Houston

    It's really amazing to think that in a city that has become so renowned for its restaurant scene, nearly 20 percent of the population doesn't have consistent access to food. But a new study from Feeding America found that to be the case. Even worse, in 18 southeast Texas counties, one-third of child ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Houston Restaurant Weeks Kicks Off August 1

    Houston Restaurant Weeks is less than two months away and is gearing up to raise funds for the Houston Food Bank, once again, beginning August 1 and lasting through Labor Day to September 2. This year will mark the tenth year of installment, after launching in 2003. While the complete list of resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Sips, Suds & Sliders & More

    Sips, Suds & Sliders at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. Purchase tickets for the Sips, Suds & Sliders event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center for just $20 in advance and $30 at the door to feast on a variety of sliders from lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Complimentary Cocktails and Empty Bowls

    Quattro is continuing its popular pre-concert dinner series with special menus coming up for both the Rihanna performance on April 15 and the Carrie Underwood show on April 23 - both at the Toyota Center, which is only a couple of short blocks away. The award-winning Italian restaurant inside the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    A Place at the Table: A Heart-Hitting Documentary About Hunger in America

    "My dream is to be an honor roll student. My other dream is to be on Home Makeover: Home Edition. I just wish they would come and rescue us from our house ... I want my kids to have a better life than I do: have more food, a bigger house with no mold. Get to do what they want to do, and need to do, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    When It Comes to Ending Hunger, All Eyes are Upon Houston

    Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Restaurant Weeks and Rare Real Ales

    On August 15, culinarians across the country will be celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. Hoping to recruit at least one million people into the celebration, her original publisher - Alfred A. Knopf - has begun JC100, a celebration of Julia's legacy in the 100 days leading ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Two Ways to Get Over the Texans' Loss on Sunday

    I hear the Texans lost on Sunday. I say "hear" because I couldn't bear the stress of watching the playoff game, and instead spent the afternoon away from all televisions and Internet-enabled phones at a living history museum in Lafayette, where the locals were already smarting after the Saints' loss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Eat a Burger, Fight Hunger at Little Bitty Burger Barn

    ​If I were asked to create my own burger to be featured on a menu, it would contain blue cheese and bacon -- and would preferably be served on a locally-baked bun; none of this soggy Sunbeam business. So imagine my surprise when I heard that Little Bitty Burger Barn owner Ricardo Luna had not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Houston Restaurant Week Could Become Houston Restaurant Month

    Photo by Roswitha VoglerStone presenting a check to the Houston Food Bank signed with her own name, a point of contention from last year's Houston Restaurant Week​Along with nearly everyone else in the city who participated in last year's super-extended Houston Restaurant Week, we joked that - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​As mentioned yesterday, Lunar New Year will be celebrated this weekend across the city and in Chinatown in particular. The city's two biggest events will both take place near each other tomorrow, Saturday, February 5, so you can hit both if you can't make up your mind. The Chinese Community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Walmart Wants to Be Friends on Facebook

    ​Although Texas has weathered the economic downturn better than most states, that's small consolation to those residents still unable to feed their families. According to research published by the Food Research and Action Center earlier this year, Texas has the 13th-highest rate of food hardsh ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    Your Belly Is Full; What About Your Neighbor's?

    ​The coming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a time when we all enjoy thinking about the massive spreads of food we'll eat with our families, how we'll abandon all pretense of formality and wear stretch pants to the dinner table and how we'll enjoy leftovers while watching endless footb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Fresh meat at Samba GrillePhoto by Gary R. Wise​This Sunday, celebrate Labor Day by enjoying the labors of others at Under the Volcano's 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The cauldrons will be boiling all day, but the public are invited out to dig in from 4 to 9 p.m. at the popular Rice Village bar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​Houston Restaurant Week is here once again, the annual benefit to assist the Houston Food Bank. And this year, "week" is a misnomer: Houston Restaurant Week runs from August 1 through August 21, giving you nearly an entire month to dine out at some of Houston's best restaurants, all while hel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    Houston Restaurant Week 2010

    Help the Houston Food Bank by eating out

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Rahul Mitra: "Dialogues from Disparate Worlds"

    The Indian-born artist explores social and economic disparity in his homeland

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Houston Food Bank A Step Closer To Its New, Gigantic Digs

    Movin' on up, to the east side​Hey, Houston -- you are about to be home to the largest food bank in the nation!!Congratulations?On the one hand, it's great that the Houston Food Bank will take over the old Sysco Foods warehouse on the Loop and have plenty of room. On the other hand, it'd be even b ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010
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    October 7, 2009

    Chef Rick Bayless: Reluctant Rock Star

    Photo by J.C. Reid​A visitor to Macy's at Memorial City Mall last Wednesday would have been surprised at the more than 100 people -- many of them young women -- lined up in the Kitchen and Home area. Were the Jonas Brothers endorsing a line of tableware? No, but it was a rock star of sorts -- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    The Hunger Walk

    Web exclusive

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    August 6, 2009

    Oliver!

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    BARC Wants More City Money Now, Or Dogs And Staffers Will Die

    The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control vaccinated only eight percent of animals on entry between July 2008 and January 2009, according to a BARC supplement asking for additional funding from the city. "Best industry standard is to vaccinate all animals entering a shelter, to minimize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Texas, Unfortunately, Leads The Country In Hungry Kids

    More than anywhere else the country, children in Texas don't know where they'll get their next meal.That's according to a recent study by Feeding America, the nation's food-bank network, which analyzed stats on "household food insecurity" published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Houston Food Bank's Peanut-Butter Problem

    If you think tossing out all the potentially tainted peanut products in your pantry sucks, imagine having to pitch two tons of the stuff.That's what the Houston Food Bank has been up to for the past month. Thanks to the salmonella scare, the organization has been forced to get rid of 4,000 pounds of ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Food & Foreign Policy

    The World Affairs Council of Houston is best known for holding public events featuring foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James Baker III. However two upcoming programs will extend the Council's reach into food-related subjects.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008
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    August 29, 2008

    Airline Food: Now There's An Even Better Reason To Ignore It

    This just in: Airplane food is not just the butt of jokes anymore – it’s also a charitable donation. The Houston Food Bank recently started accepting unused food from Continental Airlines for its Backpack Buddy program which aids kids classified as “chronically hungry.” Houston Food Bank spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
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    November 16, 2006

    Butterball Run

    Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. Team Corkscrew member Andy Adams and a Beaujolais Nouveau mascot re-enact the crash. (No mascots were harmed in this photo.) Four teams, four turkeys, two baby strollers, a grocery cart and a wheelbarrow: It sounds like a list for one of our C ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004

    Mussels In

    Anthony Bordain insults and cajoles his newest kitchen recruit: you

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Lite Sentences

    TDCJ cuts the calories for convicts, leaving them and guards grumbling

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Midnight Moving

    Slap a light on your bike and take off into the night

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Muffuletta

    Murphy's Deli

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Tit for Tat

    A big anonymous boob bars a large fake breast from the medical center food drive

  • Calendar

    October 9, 1997
  • Dining

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    December 2, 1993

    And I Ran (From the '80s)

    I couldn't get away: The Houston music underground salutes our recently departed decade

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