In an effort to drive more guests toward supporting local restaurants, Houston Restaurant Weeks announced Aug. 31 that the event has been extended through the end of September.
“I am humbled and in awe of what has happened for restaurants here in Houston this past month,” organizer Katie Stone said in a press release. “HRW came this year at a time that could not have been more crucial, and I am so inspired and so grateful to be able to continue my mother’s cause of feeding families in Houston.”
Stone is the daughter of HRW founder Cleverly Stone, who died in May from cancer complications.
According to the release, the decision came in response to the "positive economic impact" the fundraising event has had on restaurants hard hit by COVID-19.
HRW this year got started Aug. 1 and was originally slated to end Sept. 7.
The 200 participating restaurants in HRW are donating $1 to the Houston Food Bank for each meal served from preselected menus, including to-go options. Meals range from $20 for lunch and brunch to $35-$45 for dinner.
Founded in 2003, HRW has raised over $16.6 million for the Houston Food Bank, according to the news release.
Find listings and menu offerings at the HRW website.
Houston Restaurant Weeks extends offerings through end of September
The lunch menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks include this gyro sandwich plate from Eighteen36, 2221 W. Alabama St., Houston. (Courtesy Trish Badger/Eighteen36)