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Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 is now over.
Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank.
We are now tallying up the sales and donation results from the 225 participating restaurants.
We look forward to announcing our donation commitment to the food bank In October!



3995 Westheimer at Drexel in Highland Village  .  Third Floor
Houston, Texas   .   713-640-5416
Complimentary Valet Parking

Lunch - 7 Days a Week at 11 AM
Dinner - Monday through Saturday at 5 PM
New 3 Course Lunch Special - $24 pp - See Menu
Saturday Highland Tea Service from 2-5 PM       Sunday Brunch from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Our heartfelt thank you to Up restaurant for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks
benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Up did an amazing job and raised  a lot of money for the food bank


The donation commitment to the Houston Food Bank from Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014 was announced
on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Our donation commitment is: $1,600,162.25.

Thank you to the 206 restaurants that offered deliciously charitable meals to benefit the Houston Food Bank.
Thank you to the HRW sponsors, media and volunteers for making it happen!
And thank you to the fabulous Houstonians who dined out to make a difference!

Thank you, Houston, for your support to end hunger in our city.
Please see info about HRW 2014 at www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com.


For tasteful talk about food & wine, catch Cleverley on CBS Sports Radio 650 Houston and Fox 26 Morning News

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Catch Cleverley's segments with
Houston's chefs & celebrities
as they cook & chat

Chef Ja'Nel Witt, winner of Hell's Kitchen-Season 11,
joined Cleverley on Friday mornings on Houston's Fox 26 Morning News to recap weekly episodes.
Watch them on MyFoxHouston.com (Morning Show tab) and HoustonTexasFood.com.
During HK Season 11, Ja'Nel was also a regular guest on The Cleverley Food Talk Radio Show,
on Houston's CBS SportsRadio 650, Saturdays 9 AM to Noon central.


Left Photo: Chef Ja'Nel Witt & Cleverley Stone

Right Photo: Michael Briggs (Briggs True Hot Sauces); Syd Kearney (Houston Chronicle); Cleverley Stone; Daniel Vaughn (Texas Monthly BBQ Editor);
Ja'Nel Witt (Hell's Kitchen Winner, Season 11); Tim Taylor (Pizzitola's BBQ)

On 10/24/2013, the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the United States, named Cleverley Stone 'Barbara Falik Humanitarian of the Year.'
Prior recipients include Kroger, The Pappas Family, Randall's and Scott McClelland/H-E-B grocery stores.

On 10/10/2012, Houston's mayor, Annise Parker, proclaimed that day as "Cleverley Stone Day" in Houston for Stone's philanthropy
& volunteer work, founding and producing Houston Restaurant Weeks benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

About Cleverley

10/22/2014 - Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014 makes record setting donation commitment announcement to the Houston Food Bank: $1,600,000.00
10/24/2013 - Houston Food Bank names Cleverley 'Barbara Falik Humanitarian of the Year'
10/10/2012 - Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaims 10/10/2012 as 'Cleverley Stone Day.'
01/2012 - Cleverley is named one of 'Houston's 50 Most Influential Women' by Houston Woman Magazine
12/2011 - "... one of the leading authorities on food in Houston." Food Lover's Guide to Houston by K. Finan
..."diva of dining"...
Houston Chronicle
..."dining news diva"... Houston Business Journal

“Cleverley Stone is widely considered to be the best informed insider in the Houston restaurant scene.” Restaurant University
2003 - Cleverley is founder & chair of Houston Restaurant Weeks

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots more than 20 years ago. They embody the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests through impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. They offer guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town. Del Frisco's Restaurant Group's regional manager is Arthur Mooradian. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House's general manager is Zaidi Syed and executive chef Steve Haug are at your service at Del Frisco's Houston, 5061 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77056. Ask about their Power Couple Dinner and Prime Rib Specials on weekends. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant.  Reservations: (713) 355-2600. Email: DelFriscos.Houston@dfrg.com.

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Thank you to Del Frisco's for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 benefiting the Houston Food Bank!


Up Restaurant offers classic, not trendy food. All of your favorite dishes are there like Caesar salad, tortilla soup, crab cakes, sushi, mac & cheese, short ribs and a big thick juicy USDA Prime New York strip steak. Located on the third floor at Westheimer and Drexel in Highland Village, you’ll enjoy the scenery of downtown Houston and the Galleria while you dine. The service at Up is simple, never fussy, it's always  kind and welcoming. For authentic, quality, and savory American cuisine with a bold, Texas twist, dine at Up for lunch and dinner. 3995 Westheimer Road (3rd floor) at Drexel in Highland Village, Houston, Texas 77027. 713 - 640 - 5416. www.UpRestaurant.com.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday     11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday         11 am – 11 pm
Saturday Highland Tea     2 pm – 5pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Saturday     11 am – 7 pm
Sunday     11 am - 3 pm at the Bar



Thank you to Up restaurant for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 benefiting the Houston Food Bank!









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Chef Steve Haug
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

Eric Sandler
Food Editor, CultureMap

Luca Manfe
Winner, "Master Chef" Reality Cooking Show on FOX

Debbie Wheeler
Test Kitchen Manager, Riviana Foods

Steve Sloat & Regina Gibson
Greater Houston Restaurant Association &
Texas Restaurant Association

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$100 Gift Cards from:

B & B Butchers and Restaurant

Paul's Kitchen

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as prizes on the show this week:

B&B Butchers and Restaurant

Radio Show Prize: $100 gift card.
First correct caller wins!
Call 713-965-0650 to guess.

QUESTION for October 3, 2015

From what ranch does B&B Butchers
get their Texas Wagyu beef?

Find the answer here

The Restaurant

"We are bringing back many of the old-fashioned steakhouse menu items with a unique twist," says Benjamin Berg, proprietor, B & B Butchers & Restaurant.

B & B Butchers & Restaurant is dedicated to providing only the finest USDA Prime beef and superior meats, all dry-aged and hand cut daily, and elevated personal service.

Menu standouts include: Wagyu, carpaccio, raw bar selections, fresh seafood and steakhouse classics like Chateaubriand for two, surf & turf, beef Wellington and the carpet bagger steak. See more info here.

Open for lunch and dinner at 11 AM every day.
7 days a week.

The Butcher Shop

"My goal was to bring to Houston a first-class neighborhood butcher shop with an intense focus on customer service," said Benjamin Berg, proprietor,
B & B Butchers & Restaurant.

The butcher shop provides a complete bespoke butcher and delicatessen experience featuring some of the finest and most thoughtfully sourced products from Texas and beyond. See more info here.

Open at 10 AM: Monday-Friday
Open at 8 AM: Saturday & Sunday

1814 Washington Avenue
Houston, Texas 77007

Email: eat@bbbutchers.com


A big Thank You to B & B Butchers & Restaurant for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 benefiting the Houston Food Bank!

Paul's Kitchen

Radio Show Prize: $100 gift card.
First correct caller wins!
Call 713-965-0650 to guess.

QUESTION for October 3, 2015

This Mexican seafood cocktail is served chilled. It may contain various types of seafood like shrimp, crab and fish, that are tossed in a tomato sauce with olives.
This dish is usually served in a tall clear glass with plantain chips. What is it called?

Find the answer here

A hidden gem nestled in Upper Kirby, Paul's Kitchen outshines its competition as it proudly presents locally fresh, seasonal cuisine with a global influence. The red brick, upscale ambiance coupled with a friendly, attentive staff is the icing on the cake to a globally inspired menu created by Chef Paul Lewis, whose impressive resume includes stints at the Four Seasons in Dallas, Dublin, Hawaii, and London.

Paul Miller's The Gr8 Plate Hospitality includes Paul's Kitchen, The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill. Events and business development coordinator Mary Donna Moceri will plan an event for you by making sure you have the perfect memorable occasion.

Each restaurant can accommodate you with a private dining room space, al fresco parties on the patio,
off-premise catering and buyouts for business or personal events.

Mary Donna's expertise and knowledge is phenomenal when it comes to planning luncheons, dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, special occasions, buyouts, semi-private parties and happy hours.

She will work with you to customize your event and budget at each restaurant. Exceptional service, creative menus by the chefs and exquisite ambience is what makes Gr8Plate Restaurants the best venues in Houston.

Mary Donna can be reached at 281-222-8187
or by email at

Open at 11 AM: Monday through Saturday
Open at 10 AM: Sunday for Brunch Buffet

Restaurant: 713-360-2002

Paul's Kitchen
2502 Algerian Way • Houston, TX 77098
(Kirby & 59 area, behind Elevation Burger)



A big Thank You to Paul's Kitchen for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 benefiting the Houston Food Bank!



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(nose-to-tail) cuisine on Great Day Houston.



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