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The Full Menu: Where To Eat During An Unusual Houston Restaurant Weeks

Local food writers offer their recommendations for cuisine to try during the month-long culinary event benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

Every year in August, local restaurants participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks, a month-long fundraising concept. The restaurants offer special multi-course menu options with proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

So, it helps out hungry Houstonians, and it draws people into restaurants they might not normally visit. At least, in a typical year. But 2020 is anything but typical.

Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made dining at a restaurant completely different than ever before. And this is the first HRW since the passing of its founder and organizer Cleverley Stone.

Still the show goes on, and many participating restaurants are offering their special menus via takeout.

On this month's edition of The Full Menu, our panel of local food writers shares some of their recommendations for Houston Restaurant Weeks food you really should check out.

In the audio above, we hear from Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder.

The Full Menu Panelists 2019

(L-R) Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder, discuss the local restaurant scene on The Full Menu.

Restaurants Mentioned In This Edition:

Loch Bar
Kin Dee Thai Cuisine
Traveler's Table
Rainbow Lodge
Bistro Menil
Weights + Measures
Oporto Fooding House & Wine
Brennan's of Houston
Roost
Backstreet Café
Hugo's
Xochi
Caracol
Phat Eatery
Alice Blue
Potente

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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