- Dates: August 1, 2021 - September 6, 2021
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
Houston’s most anticipated food event of the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), comes roaring back August 1st and runs through Labor Day. That’s 37 days of meals and deals raising money for the Houston Food Bank, and filling restaurants hit hard last year by business losses due to COVID-19. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants are expected to participate by serving specially-priced multi-course prix fixe menus including brunch, lunch, and dinner, available for dine-in and take-out. For brunch and lunch, restaurants can offer either two or three courses, and for dinner, three or four courses.
HRW, the single largest fundraiser of its kind in the United States is produced by The Cleverley Stone Foundation and benefits the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the United States. Participating restaurants will make donations based on their HRW sales.
New for 2021 will be an updated website with enhanced features and functionality that will allow restaurants to input and update menus on their own, as well as download menus templates for diners. Starting on July 15th diners can visit http://www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com to view the list of restaurants that have committed to participate, along with their HRW menus. As commitments come in, restaurants will be added to the website until August 1st. From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, diners can sample some of the best Houston’s culinary scene has to offer.
HRW will carry on in memory of founder and owner, Cleverley Stone, who passed away in 2020 following her battle with cancer. It was Stone’s intense drive and passion for HRW that carried her during her illness. Stone’s final wish was that HRW continue in perpetuity in her name. With her beloved restaurant industry hit hard by COVID-19, Stone knew that HRW would be one of the most important ever, and she asked that the community support local restaurants and ultimately the Houston Food Bank. Now with COVID-19 cases on the decline, restaurants are resuming full occupancy and looking forward to getting back to normal volume.
Stone’s daughter Katie has assumed the leadership role for HRW and The Cleverley Stone Foundation and will honor her mother’s legacy. “Last year’s HRW proved to be crucial for what was perhaps the most difficult time that restaurants and the food bank have ever faced,” says Katie Stone. “This year, I am so excited to be able to do exactly what my mother would be doing, which is everything she could for her beloved restaurant industry and the Houston Food Bank. This year’s HRW is going to be amazing!”