Nicks Local Eats Sweets & Drinks For Charity Award Winners

The Final Total for Nick’s Local Eats – Drink For Charity & Nick’s Local Eats Sweets For Charity: $17,689 was donated to the Montgomery County Food Bank! The money that we collected together with some amazing restaurant owners, managers, chefs, bartenders, and waitstaff will be used to purchase 88,445 meals for families in need in our community. Thank you to everyone that was involved in making this such a huge success.
Based on the success of this first quarter, we are continuing the program from Oct. 1st – Dec 31st. 80% of the original restaurants will be continuing their participation with more being added. See participants’ announcements of our continuing and new members!
The awards were given out for The Top Three in each category for their totals:
Nick’s Local Eats – Drink For Charity Certificates for July 20-Sep 20

1st Place – 2920 Roadhouse

2nd Place – Chila’s Kitchen

3rd Place – TRIS

1st Place – Ambriza Cypress

2nd place – Cisco’s Salsa Company

3rd Place – Rita’s Cantina Mexican Kitchen


1st Place – Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen – Conroe, TX

2nd Place – Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue

3rd Place – Olive Oil Restaurant

Nick’s Local Eats – Sweets For Charity

1st Place – Forest Cafe & Bakery

2nd Place – 2 Guys 1 Pit BBQ – Restaurant

3rd Place – Buzzles Shaved Ice

Plus Nick’s Local Eats – Drink For Charity – Multi-location Award

#1- Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen- (Cypress/Vintage Park)


Thank you to our major sponsors:

Graphic Design FX & Live Local- Russell and Matt Kalousek for all of your hard work with the logos, posters, social media graphics, the big presentation check, and design of the awards.
Lisa C Benoit- the Benoit Dream Team, Abby Realty for being our print/poster/awards sponsors for this quarter and next quarter!
Here are how the numbers broke down:
Drinks for Charity Cocktails: $8828
Drinks for Charity Beer Wine: $4153
Sweet For Charity: $4351
Other donations/ friends /Nick’s Local Eats /Lisa Benoit match: $157
Live Local T-shirt sale donation: $200


Thank you to Southern Star Brewing Company for matching Tejas Chocolate and Barbecue’s donation.

Grand Total $17,689.00
Once again thank you so much to all of our participating restaurants, eateries, food trucks, dessert spots, and ice cream shops. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far by partaking in drinks for charity and sweets for charity, we couldn’t have done this without you. We are so proud of the 32 Restaurants, 43 locations with 21 cocktails, 10 + beers, 1 cider , 9 wines, and 3 mpact beverages. We can’t forget the 14 participating businesses with 17 locations for Sweets For Charity with ice cream, cakes, pies, brownie bites, chimney cakes, snow cones, banana pudding waffle bowls!
The Montgomery County Food Bank has always been an amazing organization to work for and with, thank you to Lindy Johnson and Caitlyn for your efforts and embracing the program.
Don’t forget to like Nick’s Local Eats – Drink For Charity official page for all participating locations.
Nick’s Local Eats – Drink For Charity Participating Restaurants
* = continuing with same cocktail/margarita/beer/wine/dessert
** = continuing with NEW cocktail/margarita/beer/wine/dessert
*** = new restaurant to the program
X = not continuing or may jump on later or next quarter
? = still deciding

*Adriatic Cafe Spring / Adriatic Cafe Tomball (2 locations)

*Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen (2 locations, Vintage Park, Cypress)

X Baja Cantina & Fiesta

?Black Walnut Cafe

**BonFire Grill

**Capt.Brad’s Coastal Kitchen

*Ciscos Salsa Co.

**Caroline’s – A Healthy Eatery

*Chila’s Kitchen

*Citizens Grill

X Common Bond Bistro & Bakery Springwoods

*Hasta la Pasta Italian Grill – Champions

?JAX Grill – Katy/Jax Grill & Bar – Shepherd – (2 Locations)

**Mandi Cocina Mexicana

***Mestizos Mexican Cafè- TBA

*Martha’s Mexican Restaurant and Grill

***Mi Rancho Mexican Grill & Bar Shenandoah

*Nona’s Italian Grill

**Rita’s Cantina Mexican Kitchen

***Russo’s New York Pizzeria Spring Marketplace/Russo’s New York Pizzeria The Woodlands/Russo’s New York Pizzeria Grand Parkway/Russo’s New York Pizzeria Conroe (4 locations)

Tailgators Pub & Grill- TBA

X The Toasted Yolk Cafe/The Toasted Yolk Cafe) – (East Shore and Spring Locations)

**Tressie’s Southern Kitchen


?The Union Kitchen Boardwalk Towne Lake- (5 locations, Cypress, Ella, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial)

X 2920 Roadhouse
242 Pub & Grill,242 Pub and Grill- Magnolia,242 Pub & Grill Spring,  242 Pub & Grill Willis – (4 locations, Conroe, Magnolia, Spring, Willis)
BEER/WINE (subject to availability and restaurant may be a substitute) :

*403 EATS

X Creekwood Grill

?The Empty Glass Tomball, TX

*Fire Ant Brewing Company

*Lasagna House – 1960

*The Olive Oil Greek Restaurant

*The Omega Grill

*** Russo’s New York Pizzeria – The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball

*Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen – Spring, TX(2 locations)

*Tejas Chocolate& Barbecue

*Thistle Draftshop

?? The Union Kitchen – (6 locations, Boardwalk at Towne Lake, Ella, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial, Washington)
Nick’s Local Eats – Sweets For Charity Participating Restaurants

X Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

X Buzzles Shaved Ice,Buzzles Shaved Ice,Buzzles Shaved Ice,Buzzles Shaved Ice (4 locations)

* Caroline’s – A Healthy Eatery
** Chila’s Kitchen

X Chill The Milkshake Bar

**Craving Kernels Gourmet Popcorn & Sweet Shoppe

*Dracula’s Chimney Cakes

*Ellen’s Cafe

X Forest Cafe and Bakery

**Kings Blu Jam Cafe

*Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop

*Mestizos Mexican Cafè

**Red Top Bakery

**Tejas Burger Joint

The Kitchen? Waiting on approval
* Two Guys 1 Pit BBQ

*Victory Pie Co. – Magnolia


More info about the Montgomery County Food Bank
Mission: The Montgomery County Food Bank’s mission is to collect and distribute food and resources to those in need in our Community. Through the support of our volunteers, donors, and 50 plus partner agencies we were able to provide 10 million nutritional meals in the last year. We cannot do this without your help.
Purpose: The Montgomery County Food Bank’s purpose is to act as a clearinghouse for food items donated and purchased for distribution to charities assisting the poor and victims in crisis. The Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization, a partner with the Houston Food Bank and a member of the Texas Food Bank Network and a member of Feeding America.

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