In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houstonians have demonstrated their charitable spirit in any number of ways: volunteering at shelters, donating food, clothes, and supplies to evacuees, preparing meals for first responders, and raising millions for Harvey relief efforts. The city’s support of its fellow citizens has inspired the world to support Houston’s recovery.
A number of Houston-area restaurants are joining the cause by running special menus and dishes that all have charitable components. Best of all, some restaurants with locations in multiple cities are enlisting the whole company in the cause. Those efforts are listed below.
Benjy’s and Local Foods - The locally-owned restaurants will donate 25 percent of sales through Sunday to JJ Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund.
Cane Rosso - The Neapolitan pizza restaurant is raffling off a free pizza per week for a year (valued at $780) to people who purchase a $50 ticket on its website. All proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank.
Del Frisco’s - From August 31 until September 4, the company will donate 20 percent of sales from 53 restaurants nationwide to Houston-area food banks. Del Frisco’s hopes to raise $1 million with its effort.
Fogo de Chão - On Labor Day, $10 from every adult entree purchased companywide will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Fogo hopes to raise $100,000.
King’s BierHaus and King’s BierGarten - The German restaurants will host a fundraiser on Labor Day that will donate 100 percent of proceeds to Harvey relief efforts. Both locations will also serve as drop-off points for toiletries (travel-sized shampoo, conditioner and soap), wheelchairs, bottled water, individually-packaged foods (not prepared), and pillows.
Pappas Restaurants - The company will match donations from $1 to $250,000 made by customers at all of its Houston-area restaurants with a goal of raising $1 million for the American Red Cross and United Way Houston.
Perry’s Steakhouse - Throughout September, all locations (except Champions, which was flooded) will serve a three-course, $49.95 menu with entree choices that include an eight-ounce surf and turf filet and the restaurant's signature pork chop. Perry’s will donate $5 from each meal sold to JJ Watt’s Harvey relief fund.
Picos - Throughout September, Picos will donate $5 to the American Red Cross for every fajitas for two purchased Wednesday through Sunday.
Snooze: An A.M. Eatery - On Saturday, all Texas locations will donate 10 percent of sales to the Houston Food Bank. On September 8, all locations will donate 10 percent of sales to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Harvey relief fund.
The Tasting Room - On selected weekend days in September, each location will donate 25 percent from every $40 ticket sold to JJ Watt’s Harvey relief fund. Check Facebook for days and times.
Yauatcha - From September 1 through October 1, eight locations all over the world will donate 15 percent of revenue from three items — the Lychee & Rose Martini, Steam Sea Prawn Dumplings with Caviar in Superior Stock, and the Raspberry Delice — to Mayor Turner’s Harvey relief fund.