It's official: Houston Restaurant Weeks will be back this August 1 to September 1. Houston Restaurant Weeks is a boon to many discount-loving diners, a seemingly never-ending marathon for hospitality industry folk, and a collection of charitable dishes—rich with meaning— to those at the Houston Food Bank. This will be the 11th annual installment of the month-long series of discounted, several-course menus from local establishments. HRW raised over $1million for the Houston Food Bank last year, and $4.3 million since it was founded in 2003. "As one who reports on all of the exceptional restaurants and top chefs in our city, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support by Houston's restaurant industry and diners for Houston Restaurant Weeks, benefiting the Houston Food Bank," founder Cleverley Stone said.
For every $45 multi-course dinner sold, a participating restaurant will donate $7 to the Houston Food Bank, which will help generate 21 meals. (See a complete breakdown of the prices and donation below.) And as always, remember to be a little more generous with your tips and patience while dining out this August, since servers and bartenders are likely to be overwhelmed with extra guests and longer hours. Check back for a complete list of participating restaurants as well as the last-minute additions.