March On Over

Food News: Make Plans to Visit Memorial City for Restaurant Weeks

Plus, a small business community wants you to visit Chinatown.

By Timothy Malcolm February 24, 2020

Head to Perry's Steakhouse & Grille over Memorial City Restaurant Weeks. Never a bad time for that famous pork chop.

Haven't tried all the spots in Memorial City? March is your chance, as Memorial City Restaurant Weeks starts Sunday and lasts throughout the month. Restaurants in the area—including Kuu Restaurant, Liberty Kitchen at the Treehouse, and Perry's Steakhouse & Grille—will offer discounted prix-fixe meals, and a portion of proceeds from every meal will go to Women's and Children's Services at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, through the Memorial Hermann Foundation. MetroNational will make a 50 percent match on donations. For more information, visit

On Tuesday, Houston-based small business support community Alice is hosting a discussion on how to best assist Chinatown businesses amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 (which has not been reported in Houston). Head to Tainan Bistro at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for conversation and light bites. Click here to reserve a place at the discussion.

Korean BBQ joint BORI in Spring Branch has just added lunch service, plus private dining. The new lunch menu includes specials like a $15 bulgogi combo, a $14 spicy pork belly combo (each come with three sides and a salad), and stone pot options.

The Toasted Yolk has rolled out a bunch of healthy menu items including a garden breakfast bowl (kale, quinoa, brown rice, bulgur wheat, veggies, and avocado in lemon za'atar vinaigrette), piña colada steel-cut oats, and the always necessary avocado toast.

Ash Wednesday is this week, so it's time to stockpile those meatless Friday dinner ideas. We have a couple options (more to come):

  • At Bernie's Burger Bus, mark the Lenten season with shrimp po'boys, crawfish fries—hand-cut fries topped with crawfish étouffée, and praline milkshakes. 
  • Over at the Galleria, the Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a mixed grill of lobster tails, shrimp, and scallops for $45 on Fridays during Lent. 

Bisou in River Oaks has launched a monthly dinner series in which executive chef Frédéric Perrier will collaborate with a special guest on a four-course menu. The first of these dinners is set for Feb 27 and features Mark Cox of Tony's, Mark's American Cuisine, and more. $89 per person; visit here for reservations.

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café is opening its ninth location in Baybrook Mall in Friendswood. The spot faces "The Lawn" at the mall, a regular movie screening location.

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