Pearland Restaurant Weeks is Happening Now with 25 Participants

shrimp and grits at Magnolia Cajun Comfort in Pearland

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Rev up your appetite for the second-annual Pearland Restaurant Weeks! This year’s event is well underway and runs through November 30. Building on the success of 2022, this year there are 25 participating restaurants! The fundraiser supports the Pearland Neighborhood Center, which provides critical services and support to families in northern Brazoria County.

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.” 

stuffed pitas
Portara Fresh Mediterranean is serving lunch and dinner during Pearland Restaurant Weeks, with selections that include salads, pitas, pastitsio and more. Courtesy photo.

Restaurants are offering several different dining experiences for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each breakfast or lunch is $20 and generates a $2 donation to the Pearland Neighborhood Center, while each dinner is $35 and generates a $4 donation. The options include prix fixe dining experiences, bundles that feed multiple people, and “choose your own adventure” options where diners can select from particular appetizers, entrées and desserts.  

bacon, egg and cheese taco
Find breakfast and lunch taco options at The Box Bakery and Kitchen in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

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 two breakfast tacos (potato, bacon, sausage, or chorizo with egg and cheese), two breakfast sides (hash browns, refried beans and grits) and two drinks (coffee or soda). 
  • Also for breakfast, try the prix fixe menu at Stella’s Fresh Brunch for selections like Pumpkin Pancake and Chicken Fajita Poblano Omelet.
  • Stop by for the two-course, $20 prix fixe lunch at Portara Fresh Mediterranean with a choice of Greek or Arugula Beet salad and one of four pitas such as the gyro with sliced meat, tomato, red onion, lettuce and tzatziki, or Spinach and Feta filled with sautéed spinach, feta, tomato, red onion, and garlic sauce. 
  • In addition to dinner, Iguanas Ranas Cantina is serving a prix fixe lunch menu with first course choices of Stuffed Jalapeños and Head Hancho Nachos, and second course picks that include the new, off-menu Tex-Mex Wrap made with grilled chicken fajita meat, tortilla strips, veggies and cilantro sauce.
  • Indulge in Asian flavors with a four-course dinner spread at Hotaka Ramen and Izakaya. Choose two items each from the first- and second-course sections, with options like shrimp tempura, Ribeye Honey Wasabi and Asparagus with Bacon. Third-course selections include a variety of bowls like pork chashu or seafood poke, and dessert is mochi in a choice of three fruit flavors.
  • For a less-traditional dinner experience, visit The Butcher, The Baker, The Cheese Board Maker for a three-course meal comprised of the ultimate finger foods, such as the Butter Board featuring local breads and local butter served with assorted toppings, and The Charlotte Board loaded with cheeses, salami, veggies, fruits and nuts.
crepes filled with fruits
Choose from sweet and savory delights during Pearland Restaurant Weeks at Eight Turn Crepe. Courtesy photo.

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. 

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.”  Dine out (or get take out) and do good for the Pearland community this November while enjoying a great meal! 

You can also check out the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau on social media for the latest updates dining, entertainment, shopping and more. Follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. There is even a YouTube channel with videos that take you right to the people and places that make Pearland a great food and drink destination!

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