In news that's sure to make plenty of Houston diners happy, Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through September.

Katie Stone, who started running HRW this year after the death of her mother, Cleverley Stone, in May, says she's extending the event because of the positive economic impact it has had on local restaurants. 

"I am humbled and in awe of what has happened for restaurants here in Houston this past month," says Stone. "HRW came this year at a time that could not have been more crucial, and I am so inspired and so grateful to be able to continue my mother's cause of feeding families in Houston."

For more information, visit the HRW website


Popular local burger stand burger-chan has ended its stay at Greenway Plaza. In a letter to customers posted via its Instagram page, chef-owner Willet Feng announced that Friday was the eatery's last day of service. "At some point a few weeks ago, we just realized it wasn't worth it to stay open anymore, and we needed to close the Greenway location indefinitely to focus on things," wrote Feng. This isn't the end of burger-chan, Feng continued, as its new Galleria-area location is slated to open in early 2021. Plus, the Fengs might cook private dinners and run popups. Stay tuned.

The Houston Food Bank is sending trucks of water, cleaning supplies, and ready-to-eat food to communities affected by Hurricane Laura. On Friday a truck headed for Beaumont, while Monday another truck headed to Vinton, Louisiana, to help the Second Harvest Food Bank. If you want to make a donation or offer assistance, visit Feeding America.

Here's an update on the situation at The Original Ninfa's Uptown Houston at BLVD Place: According to a representative, the restaurant reopened on Saturday under regular business hours. Ninfa's was closed August 25–28 because of a dispute between the restaurant's hospitality company Legacy Restaurants and BLVD Place landlord Whitestone REIT.