Houston Restaurant Weeks are underway, and many of our favorite restaurants in the Heights are taking part. Houston Restaurant Week (or, “HRW,” because it is totally cool enough to have its own acronym) is an annual event where participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus, featuring a variety of courses. And this food is guilt-free, since part of the proceeds goes to the Houston Food Bank.
Through September 3, you can find brunch and lunch offerings for $20 and dinners for $35 or $45, depending on the venue. We have selected six participating Heights restaurants to highlight. Do you participate in the Houston Restaurant Week? Let us know!
B&B Butcher & Restaurant
If you’ve got a picky eater in your party, B&B is an excellent choice. The featured menu has more variety than other participating restaurants, including vegetarian and gluten-free items. There is a lot more to be had than just steaks! For every $45 HRW dinner sold at B&B, $7 will go to the Food Bank. There’s also a lunch option. Circa’s tip: For additional $20, upgrade with the King Crab appetizer.
Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room
Known for its Southern cuisine and Southern hospitality, Harold’s HRW brunch, lunch and dinner options all feature ingredients from local and regional farmers. For $35, you can enjoy a three course dinner, with options such as double brine fried chicken, Gulf shrimp ‘n’ grits and NOLA bread pudding. Time to discover why Harold’s made the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Circa’s tip: If you decide to dine at Harold’s during the week, be sure to drop by the Circa Real Estate office. Find us next door to the Tap Room, we’d love to see you!
Cavatore Italian Restaurant
The HRW lunch and dinner menu at Cavatore features many Italian classics. Tiramisu, eggplant parmigiana, calamari can all be found on the set menus. These staples will satisfy your need for great comfort food. The dinner menu is $35, with lunch at $20, both include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Please note, if you are a vegan or gluten free, options are sparse. This is definitely a meat haven.
Ginger & Fork
This Asian-fusion spot is offering a four course dinner for $45 and $20 for the three course lunch. Both menus feature vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items. Ginger & Fork’s lunch is the perfect mid-week meal with items falling on the lighter side, If you want a feast, stop by for dinner. The 6 oz filet mignonettes, one of the third course dinner options, will leave you satisfied.
Karbach Restaurant & Patio
This brewery is not in the Heights, but we had to make an exception. Each course on Karbach’s HRW dinner menu is paired with a complementary beer. If you are stuck in a beer rut, take this opportunity to try something new. The Korean fried chicken is paired with a Hopadillo, Karbachtoberfest will be served with the smoked corn pasta and the peach cobbler comes with Brandy You’re a Fine Girl from the F.U.N. series. Circa’s tip: Before dinner, take advantage of the Happy Hour. Mainstays are $3 Monday through Friday from 3-6 PM.
Max’s Wine Dive
At Max’s on Washington Ave., choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $35. The dinner menu features one guilty pleasure after another, including their famous southern fried chicken. Beverages are not included in the prix fixe menu, but do not let that stop you from exploring Max’s extensive wine list. If you need a little assistance, ask your waiter for their recommendation. Circa’s tip: Get the fried chicken. Trust us.
These are just a few favorites from a list of many restaurants taking part in Houston Restaurant Weeks. For the complete list, pricing and menus, visit. There are not a lot of opportunities where you get to indulge in excellent food for an amazing cause. Don’t miss your chance!
Found out other ways to help the Houston Food Bank here.