CHARITY FOR CHILDREN

Eat Drink HTX Returns in February

Cleverley Stone’s popular fundraising event is back for its second year.

By Shelby Stewart January 20, 2023

Kin Dee Thai Cuisine will participate in this year's Eat Drink HTX fundraiser. 

Image: Kin Dee

The Cleverley Stone Foundation, most widely known for the annual Houston Restaurant Weeks fundraiser, launched its sister event, Eat Drink HTX last year. Back by popular demand, Eat Drink HTX returns this February 15th to support both at risk children and the local culinary scene.

Stone, a longtime Houston-based food journalist, radio host, and television personality, passed away in 2020. One of her final wishes, according to those close to her, was launching Eat Drink HTX. 

Eat Drink HTX follows a similar model as HRW, raising awareness for children at risk through the Houston culinary scene. Proceeds from the two-week long event will benefit the Houston Food Bank as well as CHILDREN AT RISK, an organization that works to improve the quality of life for children in the Lone Star State. Participating restaurants will make sales-based donations with brunch and lunch prix-fixe menus for $15, and dinner options for $20 and $25. 

Dr. Bob Sanborn, President and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK, is grateful to be the beneficiary of the initiative. “Every dollar donated to CHILDREN AT RISK helps drive evidence-based change by speaking out on behalf of children to help ensure every child can reach their full potential,”he said.

President and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, Brian Greene, shared a similar sentiment in a statement released to the press. “The proceeds from this event will help to provide food for better lives to thousands of our neighbors right here in the Houston area.”

Starting on February 1st, diners can visit the Eat Drink HTX website to scroll through a teaser  list of participating restaurants and their menus. Participating restaurants include casual restaurants, coffee shops and food trucks. Expect to see local favorites such as BB Lemon, Craft Burger, Fiori, Kin Dee Thai Cuisine, and more. Additional restaurants and menus will be added through February 15.

Cleverley Stone’s daughter, Kate Stone, now runs the foundation that bears her mother’s name, and hopes to continue her mother’s legacy through charitable events that also happen to feature food. “My mother and I have been impressed with the work of CHILDREN AT RISK,” Stone said. “From family education, K-12 grade education, parenting, and health and nutrition, raising funds for them through Eat Drink HTX is a wonderful way for my mother’s legacy to continue and for more area residents to fund their mission and educate Houstonians of their cause.”

Eat Drink HTX kicks off on February 15th, and runs through February 28th. For more information visit https://eatdrinkhtx.com. 

 

 

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