Restaurant gives back to food bank while offering healthy cuisine

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foodHOUSTON, TX – It’s that time of year again – the time when restaurants come together and give something back to the community. It’s Houston restaurant weeks, running from now through September. Meaning when you go out to eat, you could be helping the Houston food bank.

“We take a donation of everything we sell off the menu we’re offering for restaurant weeks and donate that back to the food bank,” says Harvest Grille manager John Mitchell.

And while you’re helping others, you could do a little something to help yourself as well – like eating healthy. Welcome to the Harvest Organic Grille.

“We don’t fry anything,’ explains Executive Chef Eddy Sierra. ‘We don’t use any microwaves, so we bake it, we use our oven, we grill, we sear, we poach.”

And if you’re one of those who thinks eating healthy and organic has to be boring, think again.

“No way,’ Eddy Sierra says, ‘healthy has to be good, that way people can have it every day.”

“Our whole idea was to come up with a restaurant that serves healthy food but it’s not boring or tasteless,’ Mitchell explains.

Oh no, there’s pizza and burgers and plenty of desserts. Organic of course. But Chew on This: the restaurant isn’t the only thing these guys are focusing on. How about stepping up to the bar and having a few organic cocktails as well. After all, you may as well toast yourself for giving back to the food bank and making healthy food choices as well.

Don’t you just love living in Houston?