It's official: Houston Restaurant Week should change its name to Restaurant Month.
Already scheduled at a record-breaking three weeks, many of the restaurants will be adding over two additional weeks of the dinner (and sometimes lunch) prix fixe menus, through Labor Day on Sept. 6.
Founder and chair of Houston Restaurant Week Cleverley Stone says the extension was unplanned and due to demand from diners and restaurant owners alike.
"Last year restaurant week was two weeks and we extended it, so this year we planned for three weeks with no extensions. But a few days ago I started to get inquiries about adding more time, and hearing about owners who were going to extend the menus independently. So I started making calls, and there's been a great response," says Stone.
"It benefits so many people. It's great for the Houston Food Bank because more time equals more meals which means more donations. It's great for diners and it's great for restaurants who have full dining rooms during a normally slow season."
The complete list of restaurants participating in the extension is available beginning this weekend at houstonrestaurantweek.com.