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Where to eat great for Earth Day: When saving the planet satisfies the stomach

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The City Hall Farmers' Market Photo by Katya Horner/Slight Clutter Photography

There's more to a green diet than lots of fresh veggies. Celebrate Earth Day this week by eating for the cause. From special dinners to philanthropic treats, here's a list of who's making it easy — and delicious — to be green.

Get a jump on celebrating Earth Day by visiting the City Hall Farmers Market on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. To celebrate the holiday, there will be interactive demonstrations on how to make eco-friendly food decisions while you grab lunch and shop, plus samples featuring a special local ingredient from Haven chef Randy Evans.

 Revival doesn't sell alcohol, but Pera recommends guests bring their own wine and beer, or bring a flask of bourbon to pour into to Revival’s mint julep mixer. 

As if you needed a reason: Sprinkles Cupcakes will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from its vanilla cupcakes, adorned with a special tree made of sugar, to local non-profit Trees for Houston through April 20.

Ready for a farm fresh picnic supper? Head to Revival Market this Sunday.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. guests can enjoy enjoy buttermilk fried chicken, potato salad, collard greens, jalapeno cornbread, local berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream, sweet tea and lemonade for $19.95. Revival doesn't sell alcohol, but chef/owner Ryan Pera recommends guests bring their own wine and beer, or bring a flask of bourbon to pour into to Revival’s mint julep mixer.

Dinner is for the bees this Sunday at Haven as this green-certified restaurant hosts “Ain’t Miss Bee Haven.” Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Evans will offer a honey market and present speakers during a cocktail hour, and later guests will enjoy honey-tinged savory fare such as honey butter biscuits & chicken lollipops, roasted quail and a “smoked honey snow” root veggie salad.

Tickets are $150, and for each dinner sold, $50 will go to establishing honey bee hives in communal gardens and nature parks around the Houston area.

Haven, of course, made headlines this spring when its own hive was stolen, but a new hive has been installed and the new (theft-proof) structure will be officially completed on Earth Day.

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