Inaugural Pearland Restaurant Weeks Combine Good Food With a Good Cause
Take part in delicious history during the first-ever Pearland Restaurant Weeks, when area restaurants are coming together to support a local charity. It runs November 7 through 20 and features 14 restaurants — and counting — serving some of Pearland’s best bites. Money raised during the week will go to the Pearland Neighborhood Center, which provides critical services and support to families in the community.
Tracy Rohrbacher, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, says a pitch from local restaurant owner Harold Wong of Boiling Dragon inspired the creation of Pearland Restaurant Weeks.
“We were instantly inspired to assist in organizing and marketing the event,” she says. “Our work at the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau is focused on promoting the city as a destination to attract visitors, and Pearland Restaurant Weeks absolutely fits that bill. This is an event for residents and visitors alike to explore Pearland’s booming culinary scene and support the Pearland Neighborhood Center in the process. It’s a very exciting project.” She adds that the responses from participating restaurants have been enthusiastic, and everyone is looking forward to a successful event.
Restaurants are offering several different dining experiences from breakfast and lunch to dinner. Each breakfast or lunch bundle is $20 and triggers a $2 donation, and each dinner is $35 and generates a $4 donation. As noted above, funds raised go to the Pearland Neighborhood Center, which Rohrbacher explains is an essential resource for the community. “It’s a staple for many families in the area, whether they’re looking for utility assistance, essential food and home items, or help in making the holidays a little brighter. The organization is incredibly worthy of donations year-round, and Pearland Restaurant Weeks is proud to have a small part in raising funds for them before the holiday season.”
Here are just a few examples of the options:
- Start off with a $20 breakfast bundle at The Box Bakery and Kitchen, with a choice of either four breakfast tacos with a choice of fillings, or two breakfast platters that also come with two coffees or drinks.
- Stop by for the two-course, $20 lunch bundle at Taglia Fresh Italian that offers a choice of soup or salad and either the grilled steak sandwich with fries or Pasta del Sole with sundried tomatoes, spinach and chicken.
- For Louisiana flair, head to Magnolia Cajun Comfort and choose lunch with a salad or cup of gumbo and either a shrimp po-boy, shrimp tacos or Cajun Cheesesteak loaded with onions, bell peppers, Cajun mayo and pepper jack cheese.
- For dinner, choose the prix-fixe dinner at Boiling Dragon, which comes with crispy Brussels sprouts in sweet chili, Korean Street Tacos with rib eye bulgogi, pico de gallo, red dragon sauce, tzatzki verde sauce and cotija cheese; Dragon Seafood Rice spiked with crab, shrimp, eggs and veggies in a “butta-bomb sauce” and for dessert, Fried Oreos and Bourbon made with tempura-fried Oreos and housemade bourbon ice cream.
- Feed the family with the dinner bundle at The Snow Cone Lady, which includes four hotdogs with a choice of three topping styles, four bags of chips, four canned drinks and four small snow cones.
Additional options include Tex-Mex, pizza, barbecue and Texas/Gulf Coast regional fare. Visit the website for the full list of participating restaurants and menu details. Restaurants interested in registering can do so on the website.
“We are so proud to be working with many partners who came together to support Pearland Restaurant Weeks,” says Rohrbacher. “We hope to have a successful first year so we can continue this wonderful event year after year.”