- Dates: August 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
Houston’s Annual “foodapalooza,” Houston Restaurant Weeks, returns August 1
and runs through the entire month of September. That’s 61 days of meals and deals raising money for The Houston Food Bank. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants are expected to participate by serving specially priced multi-course prix fixe menus that include brunch, lunch and dinner.
Houston Restaurant Weeks will carry on in memory of founder and owner, Cleverley Stone, who recently passed away following her battle with cancer. It was Stone’s intense drive and passion for Houston Restaurant Weeks that carried her during her illness. Stone’s final wish was that Houston Restaurant Weeks continue in perpetuity in her name. With her beloved restaurant industry hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Stone knew the upcoming Houston Restaurant Weeks would be one of the most important ever, and she asked that the community support local restaurants and ultimately the food bank.
Stone’s daughter Katie has assumed the leadership role and will honor her mother’s legacy while taking on the
arduous task of producing a fundraiser of this magnitude. “This has been a very difficult time dealing with the grief of my mother’s passing and at the same time wanting to take up her baton,” said Katie. “I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received and words of encouragement to keep HRW alive. I am pressing forward and looking toward a successful month-long event. So many of my mother’s longtime ‘kitchen cabinet’ restaurant owners and operators are behind me and I hope Houstonians will rally around HRW 2020!”
Houston Restaurant Weeks is the single largest fundraiser of its kind in the United States and benefits the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the United States. Put on 100 percent by volunteers, all of the donations from participating restaurants goes directly to Houston Food Bank. Houston Restaurant Weeks has grown to include more than 250 restaurants in Uptown Galleria, bustling downtown and vibrant Montrose and Midtown, as well as popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston, among others. The Houston Food Bank partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank and the Galveston County Food Bank, and all donations from restaurants operating in those counties go to their respective food banks.
Starting in July diners can visit http://www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com to view the list of restaurants that have committed to participate in the fundraiser, along with their Houston Restaurant Weeks menus. As commitments come in, restaurants will be added to the website until August 1. From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, diners can sample some of the best Houston’s culinary scene has to offer.
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*We are so excited to announce that in response to the overwhelming success and positive feedback, Houston Restaurant Weeks will extend through the end of September. The decision to extend stems from the positive economic impact HRW has had on the restaurants and all industries that support them.