It’s that time of year again – Houston Restaurant Weeks! Although there are a few differences due to COVID-19, HRW is still providing diners with an opportunity to try new restaurants while also benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Spanning the entire month of August (and into September), Houston Restaurant Weeks is one of the largest annual fundraisers for the Houston Food Bank. It was originally founded by Cleverly Stone in 2003. For each meal purchased, restaurants will donate $1 to the Food Bank, which generates 3 meals for Houstonians.
The list of restaurants can sometimes look long and it can be hard to know where to start, so we want to share some of our team’s favorite restaurants!
Katie Day Favorites:
Harold’s: You have to try the KG’s Double Brined Chicken!
Kin Dee Thai: The Southern Style Green Curry is a must-try.
Xin Chào: The Steak/bò lúc lác is my top pick here!
Ryan Steer Favorites:
Roost: The Roost’s Famous Cauliflower is delicious! And if you’re wanting to finish off with dessert, you have to try the Quattro Leches Cake!
Traveler’s Table: The Shiitake Edamame Dumplings and Beef Cheek Ravioli are amazing.
Buffalo Bayou Brewery: You’ve got to try the TX Haute Pockets!
Andrea Sanchez Favorites
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse: Love the Brazilian Cheese Bread! It’s so addicting!
The picanha is my favorite meat selection! It is so juicy and tender! Don’t forget to save room for the Brazilian flan!
Steamboat House: Camarones de San Antonio are amazing both fried or grilled. Happy to see that the crab cakes are featured on the Houston Restaurant Week menu (Seafood Trio). These are some of my favorites!
Anneka Harralson Favorites
Osso & Kristalla: Calamari Fritti and Chicken Picatta are my faves!
Weights + Measures: Everything is so fresh! The charcuterie and salmon tartare are the way to go for apps.
Common Bond: Can’t leave without trying their Macaron Trio!
Mike Brand Favorites
Niko Niko’s: The Gyro Sandwich Plate is a classic and never disappoints!
Revelry on Richmond: You’ve got to try the Montrose Burger!
Pronto Cucinino: The Chicken Vincent is my favorite here!
Sarah Stokes Favorites
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette: Their oysters are to die for and their Texas redfish is absolutely delicious!
Cadillac Bar: If you’re looking for some fantastic Tex-Mex, this is your spot! I personally love fajitas but you can’t go wrong with any of their combo plates.
Shari Bingham Favorites
Roost: The Coffee N’ Donut Holes are the jam…I have a sweet tooth
Brennan’s of Houston: Can’t go wrong with anything here but I love their Eggs Benedict on the brunch menu!
The Grove: The Salmon Fillet is delicious!
Thanh Ly Favorites
Hearsay Market Square: My favorite dish is the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Grits
Traveler’s Table: Try the Mango Lassi Panna Cotta!
There are SO many great restaurants on the Houston Restaurant Weeks list – and many more are being added! Select restaurants are offering both dine-in and to-go service, so be sure to check to see if reservations are required, if walk-in’s are welcome, or if they are doing to-go food for HRW.
Let us know where you’re headed in the comments below!