August is approaching. And Houston food lovers know that's a time for rejoicing.

Houston Restaurant Weeks returns next month with more than 100 restaurants participating. The month-long event is designed to bring business to area eateries during a typically slow period and also raise money for the Houston Food Bank.

If Houston Restaurant Weeks is new to you, here's how it works: lunches are typically two courses for $20 while dinners are $35 for three courses (a few restaurants do it a little differently). Of that, $2 from lunch and $3 from dinner purchases go to the Food Bank. 

With so many restaurants in on the game, the choices are nearly endless. Some of Houston's most celebrated spots are participating this year, including Brenner's on the Bayou, Rainbow Lodge, Tony's, Bistro Alex and many more (see the list, which is still being added to, here). This year, the organization is also launching a Text 2 Give campaign, encouraging diners to use their cell phones to donate $10 to fight hunger.