Fixed-price menus are nothing new on the Houston restaurant scene, but Rice Village's Prego is putting a new spin on the concept. Throughout the year, the restaurant will donate proceeds from its $20, two-course lunch menu and $35 three-course dinner menu to a Houston-area charity.
To kick off the program, chef and owner John Watt has named Urban Harvest as the first recipient, which will receive five percent of the proceeds from the menu purchases through December 2013.
"We have had a longtime relationship with Urban Harvest, both professionally and personally, so we decided to select them as the beneficiary for this promotion," says Watt, who notes that programs like this have been done successfully by restaurants across the nation for decades. "This way we can focus our donations on a charity that is near and dear to our heart."