Ronald McDonald House Houston | Event Friday!

Last Friday was the final day for our Ronald McDonald House Houston Donation Drive. The team & friends contributed by bringing items from home as well as purchasing items from RMD’s wish list. Our office hallway slowly became packed from grocery bags filled to the brim with juice boxes, crackers, Gatorade, cookies, napkins, plates, fruit, cups, toiletries, and so much more. We are proud to say our Donation Drive was a success, but we are even more grateful for the opportunity to help out the Ronald McDonald House Houston. Thank you to all of you that saw our drive in the|Mag and brought items by the store!!!

Part 2 of our Ronald McDonald House Houston Donation Drive included hosting an Arts and Crafts afternoon for the children and their families staying at the RMD House. At about 2:30 pm the staff loaded up our cars with donations and headed to the Ronald McDonald House Houston on Holcombe by the Medical Center. (Side note: If you have not been there – you need to go! It is the most amazing facility.)

For the activity, we decided we would all decorate picture frames. We set out all our supplies: paint, sequins, glitter glue, pom poms, etc., hoping the kids would get excited. Before we could even finish setting out everything we had four kids sitting at our table eager to get started! We were so thrilled that the children were as pumped about the activity as we were. We all had a wonderful afternoon and look forward to visiting again soon.

We encourage you to reach out to the Ronald McDonald House Houston as well! & the Holiday Shopping Card

“shop. save money. save lives.” is thrilled to be a part of the Holiday Shopping Card benefiting the American Cancer Society. Come by today to pick up your holiday shopping card for $70. The Holiday Shopping Card enables you to get 20% off at select local retailers (lots and lots in the Houston metroplex – see the entire list by neighborhood here) between Oct. 25 and Nov. 4th. Mark you calender and get yours today!

Meanwhile at…Pumped About Houston Restaurant Week

We are so pumped about Houston Restaurant Week (HRW) here at that one member of our staff already has sampled a certain local eatery on the very first night of the event (ok, it was Kristina at Bird and the Bear). Houston Restaurant Week should really be called Houston Restaurant MONTH because it actually lasts all 31 days of August. For those of you new to our great city or at least new to this tremendous event here’s the detes: many, many restaurants all over Houston (see massive list below – all linked to their individual HRW menus, p.s.) slash their prices and offer multiple course lunch and dinner menus much to their patrons’ delight and all to benefit the Houston Food Bank. This event allows you to eat out all over Houston at all of those fancy-schmany restaurants you could not afford otherwise.

Insider’s Tip: Make a reservation! These restaurants fill up fast and you don’t want to miss the calamari at Masraff’s.  Trust me on this one. It’s not your typical dish.

024 Grille
Americas River Oaks
Americas Woodlands
Amerigo’s Grille
Antica Italian Restaurant
Arturo Boada Cuisine
Arturo’s Uptown Italiano
Au Petit Paris
Azuma on the Lake – Sugar Land
Backstreet Café
benjy’s – The Village
benjy’s – Upper Washington
Bistro Alex
Bistro des Amis
Bistro Le Cep
BLU Restaurant & Lounge
Branch Water Tavern
Brasserie 19
Brasserie Max & Julie
Brennan’s of Houston
Brenner’s On The Bayou
Brenner’s Steakhouse
Cadillac Bar
Cafe Benedicte
Capital Grille
Carmelo’s Ristorante
Cavatore Italian Restaurant
Christie’s Seafood & Steaks
Churrascos River Oaks
Churrascos Sugar Land
Churrascos Westchase
Ciao Bello
Cinq at La Colombe d’Or
Convivio Restaurant
Coppa Ristorante Italiano
Courses at the Art Institute of Houston
Crapitto’s Cucina Italiana
Damian’s Cucina Italiana
Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
Del Frisco’s
divino Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Eddie V’s – CityCentre
Eddie V’s – West Ave
El Meson
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – River Oaks
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Town & Country
Foundation Room
Frank’s Chop House
Fratelli’s Authentic Italian Cuisine
Glass Wall
Hearsay Gastro Lounge
Ibiza Food & Wine Bar
III Forks
Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks
Kata Robata
Kris Bistro
L’Olivier Restaurant & Bar
La Griglia
Landry’s Seafood
Las Alamedas Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Laurenzo’s Prime Rib

Le Mistral Restaurant
Line & Lariat
Max’s Wine Dive
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks at Town and Country
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks at The Pavilion
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks at Uptown
Mockingbird Bistro
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Downtown
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Galleria
Mo’s … A Place for Steaks
Narin’s Bombay Brasserie
NOE at the Omni Hotel
Olivette at the Houstonian Hotel
Ouisie’s Table
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Perry’s Italian Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Champions Steak Champion/Spring
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Clear Lake Steak Clear Lake/Webster/Bay Area
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Katy
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Memorial City
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Sugar Land
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – The Woodlands
Philippe Restaurant & Lounge
Piatto Ristorante – Galleria
Piatto Ristorante – Royal Oaks
Post Oak Grill Sugar Land
Post Oak Grill – Uptown
Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria
Rainbow Lodge
Ray’s Grill
RDG – Bar Annie
Rice Epicurean Cooking School
Ristorante Cavour at Hotel Granduca
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Shula’s Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Houston
Smith & Wollensky
Soma Sushi
Sorrento Ristorante
Sorrel Urban Bistro
Spindletop at Hyatt Regency Houston
Straits Asian Bistro
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Tango & Malbec – South American Cuisine
The Bird & The Bear
The Capitol at St. Germain
The Fish
The Grove
The Melting Pot Westheimer
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Tasting Room – City Centre
The Tasting Room – Kings Harbor
The Tasting Room – Uptown Park
The Union Kitchen – Bellaire
The Union Kitchen – Memorial
Tintos Spanish Restaurant
Tony Mandola’s
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse – Clear Lake
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse – Southwest
Truluck’s Seafood Steak Crabhouse

Triniti Restaurant
Two Saints Restaurant
Up Restaurant
Uptown Sushi
Vic & Anthony’s
White Oak Kitchen
Willie G’s Post Oak