Houston Restaurant Week 2021

Houston Restaurant Week 2021

Houston’s favorite foodie event returns from August 1 to September 6, 2021, for a month of areawide meals and deals benefiting the Houston Food Bank. This year’s HRW will feature a new website, #HRWToGo menus, and an updated social media campaign. Houston Restaurant Week 2021

Organizer Katie Stone, daughter of the late HRW founder Cleverley Stone, will continue to run the event. She’ll lead a team of employees who work with restaurants, the Cleverley Stone Foundation, and the Houston Food Bank to coordinate this year’s dining experience.

Participating restaurants will serve prix fixe menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The prices range from $20 to $49 and generate a $1 donation per meal to the Houston Food Bank, which provides nearly 93,000 meals a week to hungry individuals.

The menus offer a wide variety of cuisines, from Mexican, Italian, and Texas favorites to international dishes. Most menus are available both in-person and by phone or online.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant, located inside a traditional butcher shop with a terrace overlooking the city, is offering two-course lunch and three-course dinner options for $20. Choose from Brisket Ravioli, Beef & Barley Soup, and Washington on a baguette for starters, and select your choice of B&B roast beef, turkey, deluxe ham, or the Butcher Chop Burger with white cheddar and applewood smoked bacon served with house-made steak fries.

Aguachile Crudo made with sea scallops and cucumber ribbons and Berkshire Pork Chop, with pappardelle pasta, rosemary, roasted tomatoes, creme, and fresh fig-jalapeno relish are also on offer.

Vietnamese favorites like Hoi Nuong and Ga Xao Xa Ot are among the selections on the HRW menu at this River Oaks District eatery. Salads are available as a main course, as well as an assortment of Vietnamese dishes.

Texan-based restaurants are set to participate in the event, including Neighborhood Bistro, Indianola, III by Wolfgang Puck, MAD Houston, Rosalie, Roka Akor, and Toro Toro. Some of the newer spots include The Annie Cafe & Bar, Saltgrass Steak House, BB’s Tex Orleans, and Bistro Menil.

Chef Ryan Hallsted’s geographic cooking experience includes Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas where he trained at REEF and Anthonie’s Market Grill. The menu boasts a few samplings from that region as well, including Wild Mushroom Toast with fried capers and pickled onion and Crispy Skin Snapper served with corn chowder and crispy potato strings for appetizers.

Another American restaurant in downtown Houston, Pearl & Vine offers a three-course lunch and dinner menu for $49 with starters such as Wild Mushroom Toast with fried capers, pickled onions, and toast points and Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with aioli, lemon and garlic mojo and pan-seared snapper with parsnip puree, braised leeks, vadouvan roasted baby carrots, and garlic mojo. The second courses include Chicken Radiatore with creamy white wine-asiago sauce, roasted chicken and oyster mushrooms, and Lemon Shrimp Bucatini with garlic, chardonnay, roasted broccoli, and blistered cherry tomatoes.

The upscale steakhouse is known for its extensive selection of cuts, including a gulf coast steak and shrimp platter and blackened grilled shrimp, as well as entree salads and plenty of sides. The menu also features a number of Texas-style steakhouse favorites, from blackened prime rib to the crowd's favorite Texas beef sandwich with sour cream and guacamole. Lastly, there’s the decadent chocolate banana cake and four-cheese cheesecake for dessert.