Luckyrice is once again headed to Houston, with its bonanza of Asian food descending upon The Astorian again on October 27th. This year, the event will help raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Houston Food Bank — and sponsor Suntory Whisky will make a donation that matches said proceeds.
Luckyrice founder Danielle Chang actually has a connection to Houston — it’s the first city in the States she landed in after immigrating from China as a child. Last year, over a dozen local restaurants participated in the event. Underbelly is participating again, and will be serving a Vietnamese Pork Thit Kho Banh Tet. Ramen Tatsu-Ya will serve onigiri with smoked pork and mustard greens. Izakaya and Mala Sichuan Bistro are also among the named vendors.
Tickets — general admission is $88, VIP Access is going for $150 — are now on sale. VIP access grants ticket-holders admission to the event one hour earlier than general admission.