Where you can support Night Out for Austin Tice in the Houston area on May 2

A map of participating restaurants can be found at nightoutforaustin.com

A map of participating restaurants can be found at nightoutforaustin.com

Over 70 restaurants across the country and more than a dozen in Houston have stepped up to help raise funds May 2 to help secure the release of Austin Tice, a Houston native and journalist held captive in Syria since 2012.

During Night Out For Austin Tice, restaurants are joining The National Press Club, the Washington Post, Georgetown University and Reporters Without Borders in the cause. The restaurants have pledged to contribute 10% to 20% of their proceeds from May 2 sales to complement the $1 million the FBI offered in April 2018 for information leading to his return.

For some Houston restaurants, the cause hits close to home.

“I’ve known Austin since I was about 8 years old,” Jason's Deli manager Issa Ammar said in a release. “He was like a big brother to all the neighborhood kids. It’s been heartbreaking to think about what he’s going through, knowing there was not much we could do to help until now.”

One of Jason's Deli's west Houston locations is participating.

Tice, a former Marine, Eagle Scout and alumnus of the University of Houston and Georgetown University, wrote for the Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, and CBS News. He left law school at Georgetown to help cover the conflict in Syria, according to a statement on the Night Out for Austin Tice website.

Here is a list of participating restaurants in Houston. Additional locations can be found on the Night Out website.

The ‘401 Table and Tap
6700 Ferris St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
(832) 962-7649

bellagreen
2305 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 533-0777

2501 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 292-4515

Boheme
307 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099

Georgia James
1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 241-5088

Jason’s Deli Dairy Ashford
14604 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 531-1999

Luby’s
1414 Waugh Drive
(713) 528-0880

1727 Old Spanish Trail
(713) 797-0078

1743 Post Oak Blvd.
(713) 622-1713

9797A South Post Oak Road
(713) 728-4841

Max’s Wine Dive
214 Fairview St., Ste. 2
(713) 528-9200

4720 Washington Ave., Ste. B
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8737

One Fifth Mediterranean
1658 Westheimer Road
(713) 955-1024

Saint Arnold Beer Garden
2000 Lyons Ave.
(832) 588-4424

UB Preserv
1609 Westheimer Road
(346) 406-5923
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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