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Check out the 50+ New Restaurants Participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks

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The time has come to welcome a new cadre of restaurants to the fascinating, if somewhat overwhelming, list of venues participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks. This year more than 50 new locales will offer a menu of multi-course prix fixe meals aimed to give diners a great deal for a great cause - this in addition to the approximately 150 existing participating restaurants. The weeks-long eating extravaganza officially kicks off August 1 and runs through Labor Day ending September 5. Expect that list to grow as additional locations add their names to the web site until July 31.

As the largest fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, this annual event incorporates philanthropy with gastronomic adventure: each restaurant chooses a variety of dishes that either represent new experiments or old favorites so that diners can try a diverse set of offerings. In turn, a portion of each meal's cost will go directly to the Houston Food Bank for use in providing essential meals to those in need. Last year's event reached a record-breaking $1.9 million mark and with so many new faces this year there diners have the potential to be part of history once more.

Below is the list of restaurants that are participating for the first time in 2016. Click on the name to be directed to their menu offerings, price, and other information. We've broken the list down into neighborhood for extra convenience. Don't miss the complete list of participating restaurants available for viewing on the Houston Restaurant Weeks website, as there are surely spots you missed last year or want to return to again.

Alvin/Pearland

Clear Lake/Webster/Bay Area

Cyfair

Downtown

Eastside

Galleria/Uptown

The Heights

Katy

Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita

Memorial

Midtown

Montrose

Northside

Pasadena

River Oaks

Sugar Land

Upper Kirby

The Heights/Washington Ave.

The Woodlands

Westside

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