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3995 Westheimer at Drexel in Highland Village
Houston, Texas   .   713-640-5416

New 3 Course Lunch Special - $24 pp - See Menu

ightly Specials:
Monday Night: Fried Chicken
Tuesday Night: Bouillabaisse
Wednesday Night: Paella
Thursday Ni
ght: Osso Buco
Friday Night: Mediterranean Branzino

Saturday Night: Prime Rib

Sunday: Brunch from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm - View Brunch Menu


Sept. 1, 2014: Thank you for dining out and doing good in August.
We are tallying up the results and will announce our donation commitment soon.
205 restaurants offered deliciously charitable meals to benefit the Houston Food Bank.
Thank you to the restaurants, diners, sponsors, media and volunteers for making it happen!

Thank you, Houston, for your support to end hunger in our city.
Please see info about HRW 2013 results at www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com.


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On 10/24/2013, the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the United States, named Cleverley Stone 'Barbara Falik Humanitarian of the Year.'
Prior recipients include Kroger, The Pappas Family, Randall's and Scott McClelland/H-E-B grocery stores.

On 10/10/2012, Houston's mayor, Annise Parker, proclaimed that day as "Cleverley Stone Day" in Houston for Stone's philanthropy
& volunteer work, founding and producing Houston Restaurant Weeks benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

About Cleverley

10/24/2013 - Houston Food Bank names Cleverley 'Barbara Falik Humanitarian of the Year'
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01/2012 - Cleverley is named one of 'Houston's 50 Most Influential Women' by Houston Woman Magazine
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“Cleverley Stone is widely considered to be the best informed insider in the Houston restaurant scene.” Restaurant University
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots more than 20 years ago. They embody the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests through impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. They offer guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town. Del Frisco's Restaurant Group's regional manager is Arthur Mooradian. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House's general manager is Zaidi Syed and executive chef Steve Haug are at your service at Del Frisco's Houston, 5061 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77056. Ask about their Power Couple Dinner and Prime Rib Specials on weekends. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant.  Reservations: (713) 355-2600. Email: DelFriscos.Houston@dfrg.com. www.DelFriscos.com. Catch "Hot Topics with Arthur" on the Cleverley Show, every Saturday from 9 AM to Noon central time on CBS Sports Radio 650, Houston. Stream: www.650Houston.com

See Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House's lunch & dinner menus for HRW. like. Click on HRW logo.




Up Restaurant offers classic, not trendy food. All of your favorite dishes are there like Caesar salad, tortilla soup, crab cakes, sushi, mac & cheese, short ribs and a big thick juicy USDA Prime New York strip steak. Located on the third floor at Westheimer and Drexel in Highland Village, you’ll enjoy the scenery of downtown Houston and the Galleria while you dine. The service at Up is simple, never fussy, it's always  kind and welcoming. For authentic, quality, and savory American cuisine with a bold, Texas twist, dine at Up for lunch and dinner. 3995 Westheimer Road (3rd floor) at Drexel in Highland Village, Houston, Texas 77027. 713 - 640 - 5416. www.UpRestaurant.com.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: Food Service 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday Food Service 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday: Dinner 5:00 - 10:30 pm
Sunday: Closed (available for private events only)

Check out our Father's Day menu at www.UpRestaurant.com

Nightly Specials:
Monday Night: Fried Chicken
Tuesday Night: Bouillabaisse
Wednesday Night: Paella
Thursday Ni
ght: Osso Buco
Friday Night: Mediterranean Branzino

Saturday Night: Prime Rib
Sunday: Brunch from 11 am to 2 pm

View Up's lunch, dinner & brunch menus for HRW. Click on the HRW logo.








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Progressive Southern Cooking Refined by History

Radio Show Prize: $100 gift certificate.
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QUESTION for September 13, 2014

This is the name of a French savory topping made from cheese and/or bread crumbs and butter. It’s generally placed on top of a meat, fish or vegetable dish, in a casserole, and heated in the oven or under a broiler until it’s brown and crispy. What is it?

Find the answer on Lucille's dinner menu.
(It's served with the Oxtails)

(Hint: It wraps the scallops, it's in the tomato salad and it's served with the burger.)

5512 La Branch
Houston, Texas 77004


Born from the inspiration of the Texas culinary legend Lucille Bishop Smith who was famous for her world renowned chili biscuits and BBQ. Grandson Chef Chris Williams offers Houston incredibly innovative takes on southern classics like shrimp & grits, oxtails, and pork & beans as well as hand-crafted cocktails and exclusive wine list. The well designed space, housed in a turn of the century home is located on a tree-lined street in the heart of the museum district. Lucille's strives to offer diners a comfortable experience with impeccable service and cuisine that is not matched throughout the city.

Free parking available across the street in the
hospital parking lot.

Hours: Closed on Mondays
Open Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch: 11 am to 2 pm
Dinner: 5 pm to 10 pm
Sunday Brunch: 10 am to 3 pm

Chef & Owner: Chris Williams

Thank you to Lucille's for participating
in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014,
benefiting the Houston Food Bank!

Smith & Wollensky

Radio Show Prize: $100 gift certificate.
First correct caller wins!
Call 713-965-0650 to guess.

QUESTION for September 13, 2014

Wine Week is coming up on Monday, Sept. 15. to Friday, Sept. 19.

This commonly mispronounced invented wine term that is a compound of the words "merit" and "heritage. The word was registered as a certification mark with the U.S. Department of Trademarks and Patents in 1989. It was coined by a group of vintners who sought to establish standards of identification for American blended wines made with traditional BORDEAUX grape varieties. What is this wine called?

Find the answer on Smith & Wollensky's web site

Thank you to Smith & Wollensky for participating
in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014,
benefiting the Houston Food Bank!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
4007 Westheimer at Drexel in Highland Village
Houston, Texas
713-621-7555, www.SmithAndWollensky.com

Situated in Houston’s affluent Highland Village, Smith & Wollensky’s traditional green-and-white steakhouse is one of the most desirable dining destinations in Houston’s social scene. Offering indoor and outdoor patio dining, Smith & Wollensky proudly serves USDA Prime steaks, premium seafood and award-winning wines.

It's time to think about holiday parties.
Call Jennifer Knoblach at 713.621.7555.
S & W opens at 11:30 AM 7 days a week.
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30 am - 11 pm.
Thursday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 1 am
Sunday: 11:30 am - 10 pm.
Monday - Friday:

Weekend Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from
11:30 AM to 4 PM.
General Manager is Benjamin Berg
Executive Chef is Tom Elbashary.
Ever so thoughtful, Highland Village offers complimentary valet parking right at the front
door of S & W.

The Union Kitchen

Radio Show Prize: $100 gift card.
First correct caller wins!
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QUESTION for September 13, 2014

This breakfast dish has French origins and is made with beaten eggs cooked in butter or oil. The eggs are folded around a filling like cheese, vegetables or meat and it often looks like a half moon in shape when served. This dish even has a cooking pan named after it. What is it?

Answer can be found on The Union Kitchen's
Brunch Menu

Thank you to The Union Kitchen for participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014,
benefiting the Houston Food Bank!

The Union Kitchen
3 locations: Memorial, Bellaire & Kingwood

Houston’s favorite neighborhood restaurant with locations in Memorial and Bellaire. The Union Kitchen Restaurant a Houston favorite excels with delicious food in a warm atmosphere.

Our lunch menu offers a wide selection of burgers, pizzas, wraps and entree salads. At dinner, the menu highlights steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood.

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday and features four different styles of eggs Benedict, a variety of omelets, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and carafes of mimosa.

Outdoor Dining in Memorial and Bellaire at The Union Kitchen is a year-round event with ceiling fans for hotter days and heat lamps for cooler nights. Just perfect for enjoying an wonderful meal outdoor.

Large Screen TV’s for your entertainment. Imagine a place where while enjoying some Mimosas you can order eggs Benedict and watch your favorite sporting event, and all in company of friends and family.

TUK 1 Bellaire
Inside the Loop between Academy & Stella Link
Beautiful Patio Dining with Climate Control
& Upbeat HD Bar

4057 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77025

Mon-Thurs: 11 am - 10 pm
Fri: 11 am - 11 pm
Sat: 10 am - 11 pm
Sun: 10 am - 9 pm
Brunch Sat & Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3 pm - 6:30 pm

TUK 2 Memorial
Just West of Gessner, next to Fresh Market
Patio Dining with Climate Control , Private Dining Room & Upbeat HD Bar

12538 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024



Mon-Thurs: 11 am - 10 pm
Fri:- 11 am - 11 pm
Sat: 10 am - 11 pm
Sun: 10 am - 9 pm
Brunch Sat & Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3 pm - 6:30 pm

TUK 3 Kingwood
East side of Hwy 59 between Northpark Plaza Dr. & Northpines Dr.
Private Dining Rooms & Upbeat HD Bar

23918 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339



Mon-Thurs: 11 am - 10 pm
Fri:- 11 am - 11 pm
Sat: 10 am - 11 pm
Sun: 10 am - 9 pm
Brunch Sat & Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3 pm - 6:30 pm

Owner: Paul Miller
Executive Chef: Juan Arellano.


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