Let’s talk about hunger for a sec. No, not like, “you skipped lunch, went straight to the gym and now it’s 8 p.m.” kind of hunger. I’m talking about the hunger in Texas where one in four kids struggles with hunger or is food insecure. That’s worse than the national average (which is one in six). Don’t believe me? Let Jeff Bridges explain.
I have beef with this — no pun intended. (Who am I kidding, the puns are always intended.) Houston has been nationally recognized for its incredible restaurant scene and food culture. No Kid Hungry, a national organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for this issue, saw this as an opportunity and launched its annual Taste of the Nation event in 1988 and, since then, has raised over $2.5 million. This year’s the smorgasbord featuring bites at sips from restaurants and bars across Houston is on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Street Studios.
General admission is $125 to the event. $200 if you want to be fancy in VIP and get there early and have a special spot to sit. (There are also table options). I know, this is a lot. Not your typical dinner bill, but every cent goes to feeding the hungry kids across the country. Think of it like Houston Restaurant Weeks in ONE single night. Whoa. Epic.
Your support through a ticket or sponsorship purchase will help launch school breakfast programs, recruit summer meals, and empower families to shop for an prepare healthy meals. It also provides grants to the most effective hunger-fighting organization across the country to help them end child hunger in their communities.
Here’s who will be there:
Aqui • BCN Taste & Tradition • Beaver’s • Bernie’s Burger Bus • Brasserie 19 • Brennan’s of Houston • Cacao & Cardamom • Cafe Annie • Chateau d’Esclans • Dolce Neve • Eight Row Flint • Eunice • Fat Cat Creamery • Fluff Bake Bar • Grand Prize • Holley’s • Houston Food Bank • Indianola • Izakaya • Johnny’s Gold Brick • Julep • Katz Coffee • Kuu Restaurant • La Table • Louie Mueller BBQ • Main Kitchen • Mala Sichuan • Michael’s Cookie Jar • Oxbow 7 • Pappa Charlies BBQ • Pass & Provisions • Pax Americana • Pinkerton’s Barbecue • Riel • Roegels Barbecue • Shake Shack • Sonoma • Southern Goods • St. Arnold Brewing • State Fare • State of Grace • Swift + Company • Tacos-A-Go-Go • Tejas Chocolate Craftory • Tiny’s Milk & Cookies • Topo Chico • Uchi • Underbelly • Weights + Measures
In it to win it.
To raise awareness for the event, we’re giving away four VIP tickets to the event.
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We’re more fun when we’re fed. 😋 And you can get fed and help feed the hungry at this upcoming event. I've teamed up with @houstontaste to give away 4 tickets (total of $500 value) to the Houston Taste of the Nation event on May 22nd! All your favorites will be there including @coltivare, @tinysmilkandcookies, @shakeshack, @brasserie19, @julephou & more! More details about the event in the blog post linked in our profile. To enter:⠀⠀ Like this post⠀⠀ Follow me & @houstontaste Tag a friend below Every person tagged (in a separate comment) is 1 entry. The more you tag, the more chances you have to win! Contest ends 5/12 and the winner will be announced on my story. Get to entering and good luck!⠀ #HoustonTasteOfTheNation, #NoKidHungry, #HoustonTaste