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Houston Restaurant Weeks celebrates $21 Million and 21 Years Dine Out & Do Good

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Houston’s most anticipated foodie event will celebrate its 21st year, Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) beginning August 1st and running through Labor Day, September 2nd. That’s 33 days of delicious meals and super deals raising necessary funds for the Houston Food Bank. Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) was created in 2003 by the late media personality Cleverley Stone and has grown to be the largest Restaurant Weeks fundraiser in the United States. Benefiting the Houston Food Bank the event has raised over $21 million dollars since inception, which has provided more than 60 million meals for food-insecure Houstonians. Today, her daughter Katie Stone, President of the Cleverley Stone Foundation carries on the mission in her honor. 

Originally created to help bolster Houston’s restaurant industry in August, which historically is the slowest month of the year for restaurants nationwide, August in Houston is now the most profitable month of the year for most participants and industry suppliers. It’s anticipated that around 400 restaurants will be on board in 2024, offering prix fixe brunches, lunches, and dinners with built-in donations, providing customers a “great dining deal” and helping diners to discover new cuisines and new favorites! Restaurants from the Galleria, Inner Loop, West Houston, East End, Midtown, Downtown, Sugar Land to Galveston and The Woodlands will be participating. 

“Houston Restaurant Weeks has become a staple in Houston that we all look forward to in August,” said Brian Greene, President, and CEO of Houston Food Bank. “We are tremendously grateful to Katie Stone and the Cleverley Stone Foundation for keeping us involved and Cleverley’s legacy alive. The timing is perfect as these funds will be used to secure fresh produce and healthy food that our neighbors will enjoy throughout the Fall.” 


HRW is carried on by her daughter Katie Stone in memory of her mother, who passed away in 2020 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Stone’s wish was that HRW continue in perpetuity in her name. In 2020, Katie Stone established The Cleverley Stone Foundation, which exists to further her mission and legacy by supporting Houstonians in need by producing HRW and sister event Eat Drink HTX. 

Participating restaurants will make donations based on their HRW sales. The 2024 meal prices, and donation amounts are as follows: HRW MEAL PRICES RESTAURANT DONATION PER HRW  MEAL SOLD NUMBER OF MEALS GENERATED BY HOUSTON FOOD BANK PER HRW  MEAL SOLD 
Dinner $55 $7 21 
Dinner $39 $5 15 
Brunch $25 $3 
Lunch $25 $3 

Starting on July 15th, diners can visit to view the list of restaurants that have committed to participate, along with their 2024 HRW menus. Participating restaurant menus will be added to the website up until August 1st. From award-winning fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, diners can sample some of the best that Houston’s culinary scene has to offer. Restaurants interested in participating in HRW, please email Katie Stone,

2024 Sponsors include: BMW Dealers of Houston, FOX26 Houston, ESPN Radio, OpenTable and Stella Artois. 

Follow HRW on social media: 

Facebook: @HoustonRestaurantWeeks 

Instagram: @HoustonRestaurantWeeks 

X: @HouRestaurantWk


About the Founder & The Cleverley Stone Foundation

Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) was established in 2003 by 26-year restaurant correspondent and philanthropist Cleverley Stone, former host of “The Cleverley Show,” a talk show about food, wine and dining on CBS Sports Radio 650/KIKK-AM and former food segment contributor to Fox 26/KRIV Morning News in Houston. To date, HRW has donated over $21 million to fight hunger in Houston, providing over 60 million meals for those who are food insecure. The Cleverley Stone Foundation now exists to continue her mission and legacy by supporting Houstonians in need by producing Houston Restaurant Weeks, benefiting the Houston Food Bank, and sister event Eat Drink HTX. 

Source: Houston Restaurant Weeks / The Cleverley Stone Foundation