GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up 2013: Eat Locally to Support Your Local Food Bank
In just a couple of weeks, Houston Restaurant Weeks will begin, but to get your stomachs prepared for the exceptional grub you will feast on for the entire month of August, you can celebrate the great Lone Star State during GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up July 22-28.
Photo courtesy of GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up Facebook Eat locally-sourced products at these Houston restaurants to support the Houston Food Bank.
GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up is celebrated in every major city in the state and surrounding areas with restaurants serving meals from locally sourced or produced ingredients. Each restaurant will donate money from each meal served during the week to its city's local food bank. Support these local restaurants so you can help support the Houston Food Bank. Remember that Houston Restaurant Weeks benefits the Houston Food Bank as well, so here's another way you can give back to your community.
Conroe and Montgomery restaurants will donate money to the Montgomery County Food Bank, and Galveston restaurants will donate money to the Galveston County Food Bank.
Here's where you can enjoy a locally produced and/or sourced meal and benefit your local food bank.
The Backyard Grill
9453 Jones Rd
The Backyard Smokehouse
13802 Fleur de Lis, Cypress
The Backyard Grill and The Backyard Smokehouse are offering a few drink and meal specials. Order off of the special Texas wine list with wines from Texas sources, such as Becker Vineyards Chardonnay, Sister Creek Merlot or Messina Hof Texas Hold Em Red & White. Pair your wine selection with four 2-ounce mesquite grilled medallions with a baked potato and your choice of two sides for $12.99. You can also select a beer from 42 Texas craft beers.
Berryhill Baja Grill
At each Berryhill Baja Grill location you can order Texas Tamales made with Texas ingredients, like beef, chicken, pork, bean or spinach and corn.
The Breakfast Klub
Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
14795 Memorial Drive
Carmelo's Ristorante is offering three courses for $45 per person and each glass of wine costs $10. Choose from Gulf jumbo shrimp wrapped in pancetta or duck breast with Friona zucchini pancakes, a Sicilian orange marmalade and Grand Marnier reduction with pepperoncino rosso for an appetizer. For the entree, choose from Gulf red snapper with a fava bean risotto or prime rib from Sam Kane in Corpus Christi with roasted sweet potatoes, celery and a rosemary-horseradish cream sauce. End the night on a sweet note from anything off of the dessert cart.
2521 Bagby St
Eleven XI Restaurant and Bar
607 W Gray
This newly opened restaurant is offering a four-course tasting dinner for $39 per person and 50 percent off of all Texas beers. Start the meal with Gulf grilled oysters with heirloom tomatoes, Texas pecan pesto, apple-wood smoked bacon and Parmesan Reggiano. Sample another crustacean from the Gulf with pan-seared Gulf shrimp finished with Texas grapefruit gastrique and pico de gallo made from locally-sourced heirloom tomatoes. Next, feast on seared Texas quail with mixed local greens and smoked Gouda blue grits. End your meal with classic cookies and milk.
Harvest Organic Grille
2502 Algerian Way
Hickory Hollow Restaurants and Catering
8038 Fallbrook Drive
Hickory Hollow offers a $12.99 special of Plowman chicken fried steak with gravy, house-made Texas hot tots and a salad dressed in Texas-made buttermilk ranch. Pair this meal with Mesa Vineyards' Saint Genevieve wine and indulge in a made-in-Houston pie topped with none other than Blue Bell ice cream. St. Genevieve Chardonnay, Merlot and White Zinfandel are also available on the Texas wine list throughout the week.
Hotel ZaZa- Monarch Restaurant & Lounge
5701 Main St
It's a blueberry theme at Kiran's Restaurant. Order the Texas quail made with blueberry chutney for your entree and finish the meal with Texas blueberry and ginger ice cream for dessert.
The Cajun Stop
2130 Jefferson St
The Cajun Stop has created a menu filled with Texas-sourced items and of course, Saint Arnold Brewery's beers.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
3001 S. Shepherd at Alabama
Each location of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and Little Papas will be serving bruschetta made with grilled shrimp and warm Texas goat cheese.
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Pappas Bros Steakhouse is serving a few Texas-sourced items, like barbeque quail and venison loin all week long.
5815 Westheimer at Bering
7800 Aiport Boulevard Space C14
For any burger you order at Pappas Burger, pair it will the Texas-brewed Shiner Bock Beer.
3381 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX