Houston builds up a hunger
July 22, 2013 by Mark
Houston Restaurant Weeks is ready to kick off at the start of next month. The event was founded by Cleverley Stone in 2003 and served as the major fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, raising over $1.22m thanks to the participation of 169 restaurants. The event has expanded tremendously since, with visitors from neighboring communities such as Humble, Greenville, and georgetown regularly attending.
The city’s award-winning chefs from the top restaurants throughout the region present their signature dishes and popular menu items throughout the month. Food & Wine magazine recently recognized Houston as America’s newest food capital.
Houston Restaurants Weeks is managed by volunteers, with all proceeds going directly to the Food Bank. People dining at the event are served prix-fixe menus with various pricing tiers depending on the package.
The trendiest restaurants from Uptown Galleria, Midtown, and the downtown areas have long participated. As the contributions to the Food Bank are ever-increasing, the event has expanded to include outlying communities, including Sugar Land, Galveston, and Woodlands.
Local print companies will no doubt be busy working with requests from participants for print products to promote their specialties in addition to managing their displays. Banner printing is a popular request as every booth needs signage to reflect what the company name is and the specialties being offered.
More information about the event is available on the venue website, in addition to sponsor and vendor information and applications. It will kick off on August 1 and be in effect through September 2.