Doing good while eating well is a popular pastime in Houston. From the myriad charity dinners to Houston Restaurant Weeks, diners have numerous opportunities to support a good cause through good food.
Bringing together the trendy superfood with eggs, an ingredient most people love, was a natural decision.
Eleven restaurants from across the city are running GE&K dishes on their menus, with 20-percent of proceeds going to benefit local food organization Urban Harvest. They include all of the Creek Group restaurants (Onion, Dry, Cedar, Canyon and Lowbrow), Main Kitchen at the JW Marriott, Pondicheri, Sparrow, Canopy, Cottonwood and Liberty Kitchen on Studewood.
Organizer Jeff Shell explained at a recent press event that his motivation for the project came from a simple source. "I've been growing kale for years." Bringing together the trendy superfood with eggs, an ingredient most people love, was a natural decision.
Urban Harvest market manager Tyler Horne has been working with the chefs to source ingredients from local farmers. The resulting dishes have a something for everybody approach: Everything from Lowbrow's fried chicken livers with kale and eggs to Pondicheri's inventive kale dosa with egg.
Green Eggs & Kale runs through February 15. That may not be enough time to sample all of the dishes, but anyone can knock out one or two before time runs out.