August 23rd, 2009

NEWScoop: Houston Restaurant Fortnight Turned Threek

Thanks to Allyson for giving us the following press release. Loopsters, if you haven’t gotten a chance to participate in Houston Restaurant Week, don’t be troubled, the show goes on. The restaurants below and the Houston Food Bank decided that two weeks of charitable giving simply weren’t enough. The generosity of this city is something everyone can be proud of. It’s this attitude that makes the case for Houston as great, all the more easier to write about.

The Press Release is as follows:
Houston Restaurant Week Extended Through Aug. 31
Culinary Event Adds One More Week to Raise Funds for the Houston Food Bank

WHO & WHAT
With the success of the first two weeks of Houston Restaurant Week more than 40 restaurants will extend their special menus through Aug. 31. Participating restaurants will offer the same prix-fixe, three-course gourmet menus for $35 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity, and will donate five dollars of each special meal sold to the Houston Food Bank to help fight hunger.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNTIES:
Cleverley Stone, founder of Houston Restaurant Week; Houston Food Bank representatives; Participating restaurants

WHEN & WHERE
Aug 10 – 31, 2009

Houston Restaurant Week Continues
Restaurants participating through Aug. 31 include*:

Americas – Post Oak
Arturo’s Uptown Italiano
Benjy’s in The Village
Brasserie MAX & Julie
Capital Grille
Capriccio Tapas
Carmelo’s Ristorante
Crave Sushi
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Denis’ Seafood House
Downtown Aquarium
Feast
Grotto Ristorante

- Westheimer

- The Woodlands

Indika
La Colombe d’Or Mansion
La Griglia
McCormick & Schmick’s Fresh Seafood Restaurant

- Uptown
- Downtown
The Melting Pot of Shenandoah
Mezzanotte Ristorante
Monarch at Hotel Zaza
Mortons the Steakhouse – Downtown
NOE Restaurant at The Omni Houston Hotel
Ouisie’s Table
Pappas Bros. Steak House
Perry’s Italian Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

- Champions
- Clear Lake
- Katy
- Memorial City
- Sugar Land
- The Woodlands

Pesce
Polo’s Signature
Post Oak Grill – Uptown
Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Rainbow Lodge
The Remington Restaurant
The Restaurant at InterContinental Houston
Smith & Wollensky
SoVino Bistro & Wine Bar
Vic & Anthony’s
VOICE Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel ICON
Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks

*Please check www.HoustonRestaurantWeek.com for updates on restaurants and to make reservations.

WHY
Houston Restaurant Week was established in 2003 by restaurant journalist Cleverley Stone, host of “The Cleverley Show” on CNN 650 Radio News. For the latest Houston Restaurant Week information, including restaurant listings, menus, sponsor information, and reservations, visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeek.com. The event is by reservation only. Follow Houston Restaurant Week on

Twitter at
www.Twitter.com/HouRestaurantWk
and on

Facebook at
www.Facebook.com/HoustonRestaurantWeek

About The Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of free and low-cost food for hungry people in 18 southeast Texas counties. A network of 400 charities, feeding a total of 80,000 people each week, receives more than 36 million pounds of food and prepared meals annually. Fresh produce, meat and non-perishables are distributed from Herzstein Center, a 73,000 square-foot warehouse, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate non-perishables for their neighbors in need. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 120 million pounds of food by 2018.
Visit www.HoustonFoodBank.org for more information.

— Richard

Comments

Beth — Monday, August 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Houston Restaurant week was a wonderful experience! Delicious food, great price (for what you get) and benefits the hungry. I suggest you make your reservations early because they will be full…we will be going again this weekend!

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