now that i have booked my own reservations, i can share this exciting news with you, all my darling readers.
houston restaurant week will be here aug 11-17. for $35 per person, you can enjoy a 3 course meal at some of houston's top restaurants. $5 of the cost will benefit houston's end hunger network. kinda ironic huh? you get to eat a fabulous meal AND help out someone unfortunate get a good meal too. that's what i call guilt-free calories.
does it get any better? the answer...
YES. the list of participating restaurants is impressive. voice (which alison cook just gave a glowing review to), *17, le mistral (best french restaurant in houston IMO), cafe annie, arcodoro, glass wall, gravitas! feel guilty about spending $40 on a piece of red meat? then take this op to make your way to strip house, del frisco's, or some of the larger chains like ruth chris (offering a 16 oz. strip), fleming's, or smith & wollensky. seriously good deals. recently, the corduas have joined the action and the americas woodlands and artista have been added to the list. i haven't made it out to the new americas yet. the awesome price tag should more than balance out the cost of gas to get out there and has convinced me to finally make the trek.
check out the HRW website for menus. many restaurants are not accepting walk-ins and will only have a limited number of seats available for HRW, so book your reservations now! you must request the "houston restaurant week special menu". in addition, if you book your reservation on open table, an additional 80 cents will go to end hunger. however, you must use the opentable "reserve a table" links on the HRW menu page.
choose wisely. unfortunately there are only 7 nights during HRW which means 7 potential dinners, but there are over 50 restaurants to choose from.