Dine for a cause from August 1st through Labor Day as Houston Restaurant Weeks kicks off to support Houston Food Bank. Several participating restaurants in the Heights and surrounding areas will offer high-value, delicious prix-fixe menus. A portion of sales will assist Houstonians in need, so you can enjoy a meal out and feel good about doing good. Dig into these tasty picks, and learn more about other participating restaurants.
BB’s Tex Orleans – Heights
BB’s is known for some of the best Cajun dishes in Houston, and diners can enjoy several BB’s classics as part of Houston Restaurant Weeks. Dinner and lunch begin at $39 and $25 per person, respectively. For your first course, choose from dishes like chicken and andouille sausage gumbo and shrimp gumbo. Dinner guests have a wider selection and can select from mouthwatering options such as Rockdale redfish, fried shrimp plates, and more. BB’s Tex Orleans also has a patio for all the sunshine lovers out there and offers takeout for convenient dining.
View the menu and additional details here.
Coltivare Pizza & Garden
An HRW dinner from Coltivare Pizza & Garden allows Houston Food Bank to provide up to twelve meals for Houstonians in need. For your first dish, choose from delectable salads, veggies, and seafood appetizers. The main course options truly highlight Coltivare’s Italian specialties such as spaghetti, homemade pepperoni pizza, and wood-grilled chicken. Dessert includes your choice of olive oil cake, seasonal sorbets, and chocolate panna cotta.
Gratuity is not included in the $39 price tag. Don’t forget to tip your server! View the full HRW menu.
Harold’s Restaurant, Bar, & Terrace
Head on over to historic 19th Street to enjoy a fabulous lunch, brunch, or dinner. The restaurant’s dishes are eclectic and inspired by a variety of Southern, American, and Cajun favorites. The menu, which includes selections like grilled peaches, Gulf shrimp and grits, the 19th Street cheeseburger, and several other options reflects Harold’s culinary inspirations. This also makes it an awesome place to go as a group when everyone has very different palettes.
The covered patio is the perfect place to dine on a sunny day, but if the indoors is more your style, the tap room at Harold’s is spacious and inviting. The restaurant also offers meals to go, so you can order ahead and dine at home. Check out the restaurant menu here. A separate menu is available for the tap room.
Situated on Ella Boulevard, this Heights staple is known for its huge selection of wild game. However, you can order more than just mouthwatering meat for HRW, making it a good spot for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Visit for brunch, lunch, or dinner, or order to go. Menu highlights include smoked duck gumbo, roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, grilled and sliced venison medallions, braised buffalo short rib benedict, a hearty field breakfast, and other tasty dishes.
If weather permits and seating is available, try to land a table at Rainbow Lodge’s breathtaking outdoor patio situated along the banks of White Oak Bayou.
Another restaurant nestled along West 19th Street, Alice Blue serves contemporary takes on American staples. It’s also a fabulous place to visit for a creative cocktail or glass of wine. Fans of Alice Blue can choose between lunch or dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks.
For the three-course dinner, guests can select main courses like pan seared tandoori salmon, primavera pasta, fried pork loin, and Mediterranean lamb salad. The main courses for lunch are totally different, so you can come back to this restaurant several times and have a completely unique experience. Chicken Milanese, beer braised pulled pork sandwiches, and grilled portobello “steak” are all options on the lunch menu. Don’t forget to try the cinnamon cherry bread pudding for dessert!
Browse through Alice Blue’s HRW menu here. Keep in mind that since the restaurant is in an area recognized for excellent shopping, you can easily turn your outing into a longer adventure.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
You can order way more than a great beer at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company. In fact, diners can take advantage of HRW brunch, lunch, and dinner specials.
For dinner, enjoy main courses like steak frites, a smoked Philly calzone, and the Hot Boy chicken sammie. Lunch highlights include the Borracho burger, chicken tikka masala tacos, and a crispy chicken salad wrap. For brunch, diners can select from courses like fried catfish and grits, cornmeal and chicharrones chicken and waffles, and a chicken fried steak sammie. Every participating brunch order will provide six meals to Houston Food Bank.
This spot is perfect for those who like to dine outside since the restaurant provides a patio area. It’s also dog friendly! Take a look at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company’s HRW menu to see what else is in store for visitors.
For HRW, Mastrantos will be offering a wide selection of its most popular dishes, including Argentinian shrimp crudo, scarpinocc filled pasta, chorizo carbonara, pesto fusilli, and more. Head over to its address on Studewood Street for brunch or dinner, or order to go to take a bite into some wonderful fusion food inspired by Korea, Italy, Venezuela, Tunisia, and other locations from all across the globe.
In case you haven’t heard, Mastrantos is already booking up for August. Take a look at its menu and reserve your table soon if you plan to visit!
Other Participating Heights-Area Restaurants
Didn’t see your favorite restaurant on this list? Here are some others that have been announced. To see the full list, visit Houston Restaurant Weeks’ website. Bon appétit!
- da Gama Canteen
- Kin Dee Thai Cuisine
- Maison Pucha Bistro
- Max’s Wine Dive
- The Barking Pig
- Urban Eats