Eat food and support a good cause
posted July 15, 2014 7:56 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue August 26 at 7:00 PM, Frank's American Revival
3736 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's meet up for lunch or dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks! We're running out of time, so I picked a spot. Please acknowledge so I can make a reservation.
Each year during the month of August their's something called Houston Restaurant Weeks supporting the Houston Food Bank. A bunch of restaurants offer up a fixed price menu for lunch, dinner, brunch, or some combination of those, typically with three to four courses. A portion of each bill goes to the Houston Food Bank. Last year over $1.3 million was raised for the HFB.

Our experience with HRW is that it lets us try out restaurants that we haven't been to before or return to favorites at crazy good prices. Typically you can get the whole 3-course meal for the price of what is typically just the entree. Lunches tend to be $20, and dinner's are either $35 or $45.

Anyone interested in meeting up for a meal for a good cause? It's the whole month of August, so hopefully we can find a day when people are available. The menu's are posted so you can search for gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.
posted by Runes to Meetup (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

To give you some idea of what you're in for, here are notes/food porn from previous HRW meals:
Sonoma Wine Bar
Perry's Steak House
Aura (lunch)

Article from Eating... Our Words, who put together a pretty good guide once the thing kicks off and they've had a chance to review.
posted by Runes at 4:07 PM on July 16, 2014

I'm up for it.
posted by mrbill at 5:27 PM on July 16, 2014

Sure, I'd be up for it.
posted by librarylis at 9:36 PM on July 23, 2014

I could do something on a Monday or Tuesday evening.
posted by MexicanYenta at 3:07 AM on July 26, 2014

We did a run through the gluten free menu's, and identified the following restaurants that look worth visiting. The ones with the *'s are particularly interesting.

Bistro des amis
Bistro Le CEP (*)
Blu ( in sugar Land)
Costa brava bistro
Etoile cuisine et bar
Franks american revival *
Harvest grille fountain view
Haven, a seasonal kitchen *
Le mistral
Ray's Gourmet Country Grill
RDG + Bar Annie (*)
posted by Runes at 7:22 PM on July 27, 2014

Of course the *s ones are particularly interesting.

On a more serious note, Haven just closed as of last night, but I would be particularly interested in Frank's or RDG and game for others.
posted by *s at 1:00 PM on August 2, 2014

That list is much more manageable, Runes! The HRW options tend to intimidate me without a limiter to make things sane.

I'd say of the list, I'd be most interested in Frank's and somewhat interested in Kirans with a maybe to Bistro Le CEP (quite a drive outside the Loop). Note that Tuesdays are probably better in terms of open hours than Mondays but I didn't double-check to see who is open when.
posted by librarylis at 6:55 PM on August 2, 2014

OK, Tuesdays work well for us too. Proposed: Franks on the 19th or 26th.
posted by Runes at 7:37 PM on August 11, 2014

Either would work for me (though not sure whether there's still reservations available for the 19th) so I can work with others' schedules.
posted by librarylis at 8:18 PM on August 17, 2014

OK, this went past the 30-days mark on a proposed entry, and disappeared. Turns out that you can resurrect them by making it a real entry rather than proposed.

So, dinner on the 26th at Frank's American Revival. Menu.

I will count up the "Attending" on Monday afternoon and make a reservation.
posted by Runes at 1:48 PM on August 21, 2014

oooooh. going to 2 HRW places isn't overkill is it? nahhhhhhh
posted by twist my arm at 10:47 AM on August 22, 2014

I'm waiting to hear from Laurie if she's joining us or not.
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:08 AM on August 25, 2014

Ok, Laurie's in.
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:46 AM on August 25, 2014

twist my arm: "oooooh. going to 2 HRW places isn't overkill is it? nahhhhhhh"

We've been to two HRW places ON THE SAME DAY! :-)
posted by Runes at 1:13 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Reservation made for 8 people, HRW menu, name of the party is "Metafilter".
posted by Runes at 1:17 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Woot! Looking forward to it.
posted by librarylis at 1:32 PM on August 25, 2014

The restaurant's gonna get some weird idea's about Metafilter based on the gender makeup of this party. :-)
posted by Runes at 8:53 AM on August 26, 2014

posted by MexicanYenta at 1:24 PM on August 26, 2014

We're here, sitting at the round table towards the kitchen.
posted by Runes at 4:36 PM on August 26, 2014

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