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Houstonians can dine out and honor Barbara Bush at this tasty, month-long event in Uptown

Houstonians can dine out and honor Barbara Bush at tasty June event

Yauatcha Jasmine tea smoked pork rib
Enjoy discounted, multi-course meals at spots such as Yauatcha. Photo by Victoria Christensen

Houstonians love dining out nearly as much as they love helping their community. And the popular Uptown Dine Around event allows them to do both. The month-long series raises money for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, which honors the former first lady's love of reading and champions literacy throughout the Houston region.

Beginning June 1 and running through June 30, the more than 19 Uptown-area restaurants participating in the event will offer two- or three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus a special rate of $35 or $45 per person. Prix-fixe lunch menus will range from $15 to $30 per person at select restaurants.

Among those taking part are Berryhill Baja Grill, Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Bloom & Bee, Craft F&B, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, Fig & Olive, La Table, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, McCormick and Schmick’s, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Moxies Grill and Bar, Bazille at Nordstrom, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Piatto Ristorante, Peli Peli, Post Oak Grill, Songkran Thai Kitchen, White Oak Kitchen + Drinks, and Yauatcha. More will be announced in the coming days and the entire list can be viewed on the event's website.

“As the transformation of Post Oak Boulevard nears completion, Uptown Dine Around is a salute to our restaurateurs, cuisine and diners and a celebration of the delicious fare that makes the area a culinary hotspot,” said John Breeding, president of Uptown Houston District, which will make a $10,000 donation to the Barbara Bush Houston Literary Foundation on behalf of all restaurants participating in the Dine Around.

In addition to the donation,  many restaurants will offer “Round up for Reading” during the month of June, allowing to round up their bill to the next dollar amount, with the proceeds given to the foundation.