Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), Houston's highly anticipated foodie event, is set to celebrate its 20th year from August 1st to September 4th, raising crucial funds for the Houston Food Bank. This 35-day extravaganza will feature an impressive roster of the city's most popular restaurants, offering specially priced prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner, available for both dine-in and take-out options. Participants can expect an extensive selection of two to four-course meals, with restaurants from various neighborhoods joining the culinary celebration.
Since its inception in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, the renowned "Diva of Dining," HRW has become a beacon of support for the local restaurant industry during the historically slow month of August. Stone's vision to give back to the community and assist struggling restaurants has resulted in HRW becoming the largest event of its kind in the United States. Over the past two decades, HRW has raised an impressive $18.8 million, equivalent to 56.4 million meals provided to those facing food insecurity in the region.
This milestone year of HRW will be commemorated with a new logo, symbolizing the event's commitment to making a positive impact. Brian Greene, president and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, expressed gratitude for the ongoing support of the Cleverley Stone Foundation, stating, "We look forward to being a part of this event for the next 20 years."
Following Cleverley Stone's passing in 2020, her daughter Katie Stone has taken on the responsibility of carrying forward her mother's legacy. Establishing The Cleverley Stone Foundation, Katie ensures the continuity of HRW while supporting Houstonians in need. Speaking to her mother’s legacy, she said, "HRW became my mother's sole purpose. I know that she would be so happy that it continues to thrive." houstonrestaurantweeks.com