Houston Restaurant Weeks returns with new takeout, delivery options in 2020

Local restaurants offer special multicourse prix-fixe menus during Houston Restaurant Weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Local restaurants offer special multicourse prix-fixe menus during Houston Restaurant Weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Local restaurants offer special multicourse prix-fixe menus during Houston Restaurant Weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hundreds of Greater Houston-area restaurants are preparing for the return of Houston Restaurant Weeks, kicking off Aug. 1 and running through Labor Day on Sept. 7.

Launched in 2003, the annual food event allows Greater Houston-area residents to support the Houston Food Bank by dining from special multicourse prix-fixe menus at local eateries.

A list of participating restaurants will be posted on the event's website July 17 and be updated with new additions through Aug. 1.

This year, $1 per meal purchased will be donated to the Houston Food Bank, which generates three meals for individuals and families in need. Dinner menus at participating restaurants offer $35-$45 options, and brunch and lunch are available for $20.

Patrons in the past have been encouraged to visit local restaurants in person, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants can now offer takeout and delivery options in addition to dine-in.


Restaurant correspondent and philanthropist Cleverley Stone founded Houston Restaurant Weeks, which has helped raise more than $16.6 million over the years to provide 44 million meals for the food insecure. Stone died in May from cancer complications, but event officials said she wished for the event to carry on.

Katie Stone, Cleverley Stone’s daughter, is coordinating this year’s event to honor her mother.

“It has been a great comfort to me to hear from so many of my mother’s friends and supporters as we gear up for this year’s restaurant weeks,” Katie Stone said in a press release. “With COVID such an obvious factor in this year’s preparation and planning, we are still very hopeful that Houston Restaurant Weeks will benefit both the restaurant industry and the Houston Food Bank.”
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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