What do you do when you live in a booming city full of countless restaurants, bars, and patios? You anxiously await the arrival of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW)— a month long palatal journey and one of the biggest fundraisers for the local Houston Food Bank. Set in the summer months of August through September, Houston Restaurant Weeks brings together restaurants and dives from all economic costs across the city and city limits to provide you an experience you won’t forget for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Where to find the list
You are probably excited at the thought of reduced priced, high-end dining and need to know where to find this coveted list of restaurants. Don’t worry! You can find everything you need to know about HRW on their website. Once here, you can learn more about who they are, what their mission is, and most importantly, what restaurants have agreed to another year of tasty dining experiences for the masses.
What to look for
If you are just now finding out that HRW exists, we feel for you, but we also have expert advice as food newfound food connoisseurs. First, figure out what restaurant specialties are important to you—browse their websites, reviews, and talk with your friends. If a restaurant is trending in the social scene you will definitely know and will want to figure out if they are within the list provided on the HRW website.
Secondly, figure out how many restaurants you want to visit for the month and make yourself a budget. Some may want to visit a restaurant every day, others are more conservative and visit only one or two a weekend. This is a great opportunity to enjoy food you may not usually get to enjoy so allow yourself to get creative! Lastly, have fun and take yourself, your family or friends, or your significant other on a brunch, lunch, or dinner date. After all, this only happens once a year so enjoy!
Houston Food Bank
Although enjoying this fundraiser is one of the best events to experience in the city, the donations it brings to the Houston Food Bank is phenomenal and helps hundreds of families a year. According to the HRW website, donations are made directly by participating restaurants and generate anywhere from 9-21 meals per transaction. In fact, during last year alone over $2 million were raised and now they seek to break this number again for the 2017 year.
This exciting feat and the estimated new number of restaurants that have been submitted have many people looking forward to the new fundraising year. We will see you there! Want to learn more about Houston? Read 17 Interesting Houston Facts.