If you love food and are in Houston, then you’re in luck. Not only is Houston consistently ranked as one of the best cities to dine in the entire US, but for over a month you can dine out as part of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW). From August 1 to September 5, if you visit a participating restaurant and order off their HRW menu, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.
One of Houston’s finest gems is the Heights neighborhood. Named from its location 23 feet above Downtown Houston, the Heights dates back to the 1800s and is one of the earliest planned communities in Texas. The neighborhood is filled with adorable bungalows, huge shady trees, and Victorian architecture.
While Texas is often known for its rich and cheesy Mexican dishes and heaping plates of barbeque, the diverse cosmopolitan of Houston restaurants offers plenty of options to balance out heavier dishes. Located in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Local Foods has a delightfully healthy menu packed with super-foods that will leave you feeling guilt-free no matter how much you eat–even the cocktails! They offer a selection of sandwiches and salads prepared with, you guessed it, local ingredients that change seasonally.