Restaurants across Houston continue to appeal to diners who want to support local business that are contributing to Harvey relief efforts.
While Houston Restaurant Weeks remains a good way to support the Houston Food Bank, also consider the deals below, offering alternative ways to dine out and do good. Don’t forget that existing offers at restaurants like Picos and Yauatcha are still valid, too.
Hurricane Harvey Wallbangers
Led by Anvil owner Bobby Heugel, a number of bars and restaurants around town are donating a percentage of proceeds from sales of the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail (a variation on the Screwdriver) to various relief efforts. Participants include (but are not limited to) Anvil, Better Luck Tomorrow, Star Fish, State Fare, Moving Sidewalk, and Barringer Bar.
Best of all, Galliano, the Italian spirit that gives the Harvey Wallbanger its signature flavor, will donate all of its profits from September to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
The EaDo poke shop will donate $1 per bowl sold now through September 15 to Rebuilding Together Houston, a local organization that rebuilds houses for low-income elderly homeowners.
H-Town Restaurant Group
For every Houston Strong margarita sold at all four of Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught’s restaurants — Hugo’s, Caracol, Backstreet Cafe, and Xochi — $1 will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.
Proceeds from the sales of Buffalo Bayou ice cream (made with milk chocolate ice cream with house-made salty caramel marshmallows, blondie chunks, toffee chips, toasted pecans, and a caramel swirl) will be donated to Mayor Turner's fund.
Kenny & Ziggy’s
Both locations of the Jewish deli will donate 5 percent of all sales, including catering orders (which swell with the approach of the Jewish High Holidays), in September and October to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Harvey relief work. In addition, the restaurant will open for the first time ever on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to give people displaced by the floods a place to eat a holiday meal. Contact the restaurant to make reservations for Rosh Hashanah.
Flying Saucer Downtown
The popular craft beer bar is donating $2 from every Saint Arnold beer sold to relief efforts.
The Southern-inspired restaurant will celebrate its fifth anniversary by donating 15 percent of all sales, from September 19 to September 24, to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s fund. That includes special events like a dim sum dinner on September 21 and a tiki party and pig roast on September 23.
Houston’s best sushi restaurant will donate $3 per Longhorn roll (fried shrimp and fresh water eel with avocado, spicy mayo, three kinds of fish roe, and unagi sauce) to the J.J. Watt Foundation.
The Midtown restaurant will give $3 per bowl of H-Town ramen, featuring smoked brisket and egg omelet, to the J.J. Watt Foundation.
Now that Underbelly's signature Korean braised goat and dumplings has been added to the Hay Merchant menu, both restaurants are donating $1 for every order sold in September to Southern Smoke, which this year will donate money to people in the service industry who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. In addition, Underbelly will donate $1 for every order of crispy vegetables in caramelized fish sauce and $5 for every bottle of its Hoot’Nanny wine, and Hay Merchant will donate $1 for every H-Town Slammer cocktail.
This year's CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Restaurant of the Year will donate $1 from every order of its signature black pepper spaghetti sold during September to the Houston Food Bank.