Eat Drink HTX Returns: Dine Out on a Dime — While Doing Good for the Community

Eat Drink HTX Returns: Dine Out on a Dime — While Doing Good for the Community

B.B. Lemon

THE EAGERLY AWAITED third annual Eat Drink HTX, the more casual sister charity event to Houston Restaurant Weeks, is on tap through Feb. 29. With 170 participating restaurants, diners are invited to explore a diverse array of pre-fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner.


Conceived by the late Cleverley Stone in 2003, the fundraising event boosts sales in restaurants during historically slow periods for area restaurants; specifically, weeks in February, after Valentine’s Day and early spring. Proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank and DePelchin Children’s Center, with funds going towards improving the quality of life for Texas children.

Eat Drink HTX’s pricing features $15 lunch and $25 dinner menus. The lower price point than Houston Restaurant Weeks allows fast-casual counter-serve, café, coffee shops, and other similar eateries to participate. A few example participants include Craft Pita, Roost in Montrose, Phat Eatery serving Malaysian cuisine in Katy, State Fare in Memorial, and patio favorites B.B. Lemon and lively wine-café Postino with multiple locations.

Newer restaurants on the roster include Mimo Italian, Maine-ly Sandwiches, and Comalito,the taqueria at the Houston Farmers Market. Some eateries like Citizens of Montrose offer brunch, lunch and to-go with $15 menus, while Kriti Kitchen offers lunch and to-go Greek menus ($15).

“Funds raised by Eat Drink HTX will help DePelchin Children’s Center provide guidance and support to vulnerable children and the families who care for them through life-changing programs like foster care and adoption, parenting and counseling, and residential care,” said Jennifer Jarriel, president, and CEO. “We’re thankful to The Cleverley Stone Foundation for bringing the community together for this wonderful event and for honoring DePelchin Children’s Center as a beneficiary.”

After Cleverley Stone passed away in 2020, her daughter Katie Stone picked up the baton and is spearheading the foundation. “I am proud and happy to be partnering with DePelchin Children’s Center on Eat Drink HTX for 2024,” said Stone, president of the Cleverley Stone Foundation. “Since 1892 they have been a beacon of hope and love for children and the community. As a mother myself, I know how their programs and services have added to the quality of life for so many children and families.”

All menus are live on EatDrinkHTX.com, so check it out!


Craft Pita

Citizens of Montrose (photo by Becca Wright)

Bruschetta board at Postino

Phat Eatery's Kerabu prawn (photo by Isabel Protomartir)

State Fare burger (photo by Julie Soefer)

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