The annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up is underway this week giving all of us the opportunity to support Texas farmers, ranchers, seafood producers, breweries, winemakers and chefs as they showcase local food and beverages. Round-Up, sponsored by Farm Credit and supported by the Texas Watermelon Association, runs July 23-29. This is the only weeklong event in the entire state of Texas that celebrates Texas restaurants and their efforts to bring Texas food to all of us.
Along with promoting the local food movement, the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up also contributes to local area food banks. This year, more than 400 participating Round-Up restaurants have pledged to donate about $40,000 to local food banks to help provide thousands of meals for hungry Texans.