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The Hit List: Weeks Goes Strong!

Dine out to fight hunger this month during Houston Restaurant Weeks, which runs through Sept. 1. More than 150 restaurants donate $3, $5 or $7 from $20, $35 or $45 prix fixe menus, respectively, to the Houston Food Bank. Stretch your budget with these deeply discounted—and delish!—multicourse meals. Bon appetit!

Mesquite-smoked pork chop at Del Frisco’s Grille

1. Del Frisco’s Grille (2800 Kirby Dr., 832.623.6168) has a generous dinner deal for Houston Restaurant Weeks, starting with an appetizer of soup or salad—think blue cheese wedge with chopped bacon. Six main courses beckon, including blackened red fish, mesquite-smoked pork chop, or barbecue chicken and shrimp with roasted corn pico de gallo and tequila au jus.

2. The nightly HRW menu at Johnny Carrabba’s Grace’s (3111 Kirby Dr., 713.728.6410) begins with a choice of Caesar salad, signature Mia Gumbo or tortilla soup. A hearty second course may include Maw Maw’s pork pot roast, and the Godiva Freeze dessert is “adults only”—but kids would like the fried cherry pie.

3. Kata Robata (3600 Kirby Dr., 713.526.8858) has a special supper menu planned this month. Edamame vichyssoise; pork-belly-and-papaya salad; Yuzu-marinated salmon sashimi; and grilled Texas Kobe beef short-ribs are just a few of the delicacies on offer. Don’t pass up the warm blueberry cake!

4. Sylvia’s (6401 Woodway Dr., 713.334.7295, and other location) in Memorial is putting on an unforgettable Tex Mex spread. Start with the signature picamole (guacamole with pico de gallo, of course!), then move on to piquant grilled quail or the popular North of the Border enchilada flight. Hmm…signature chocolate tres leches or Mexican chocolate ice cream with strawberries for dessert?

5. The dinner menu at upscale Tony’s (3755 Richmond Ave., 713.622.6778) opens with tuna crudo, insalata primavera, risotto or other housemade pastas. For the second course, four options include roasted Hudson Valley duckling or seared speckled trout. For the finale, choose among four treats—including chocolate tuxedo cake. Tack on a specially priced bottle of wine to celebrate.