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Texas Conference for Women Donates $177,500 to Women-Owned Restaurants in Initiative with Texas Restaurant Association

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In an effort to help those impacted by a pandemic-battered economy, the Texas Conference for Women has donated $177,500 to women-owned restaurants across the state in an initiative with the Texas Restaurant Association. As a result, 71 women-owned restaurants from all corners of Texas – from Amarillo to Laredo – received $2,500 to help pay employees and defray other costs. The Texas Conference for Women provided the funds to the Texas Restaurant Association’s Texas Restaurant Relief Fund, which dispersed the grants.

Here’s what some of the grantees did with the money:

  • Bar 508: We used our grant money to remodel some areas of the restaurant that were in need of repair, specifically removing graffiti and replacing plants from areas that were damaged during the pandemic shutdown.
  • Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater: The grant helped us with the cost of printing disposable menus, and keeping all our staff employed on full payroll
  • Zulma’s Mexican Restaurant: With this grant I was able to extend one more day of employment to my employee. We had been in a very tight budget but this grant help me pay her an extra day of salary and this way I was able to keep her employed.

How You Can Help

Please consider patronizing the small businesses below by stopping by, ordering takeout, or buying a gift certificate. Additionally, here are some ideas offered by restaurant owners themselves:

  • Try not to be too critical in online forums—this can be devastating to a small business trying to navigate a crisis.
  • Order takeout or make dine-in reservations. Some businesses also sell merchandise and gift cards.
  • Try ordering directly from the restaurant or asking them which third party service charges them the lowest fee.
  • Follow & engage with your favorite spots on social media to help spread the word.
  • Prioritize small local restaurants when booking catering for social and corporate events.

Meet the Grant Recipients:

Abilene
Hashi Teppan Grill
Tacolote

Amarillo
Freshbox of Amarillo

Austin
Baby Greens
Blenders and Bowls
Brentwood Social House
Buenos Aires Café.
Crema Bakery & Cafe
DrinkWell
foreign & domestic
Killa Wasi
La Cocina de Consuelo
La Sirena Taqueria
Le Bleu
Lenoir Restaurant
mmmpanadas
Nieh Holdings LLC dba Sharetea Austin
Nightcap
Pelons Tex Mex
Quesadillos
Rebel Cheese
Sweet Ritual
The Perfect Bite
The Steeping Room
The Wayback Cafe
Yardbird Wing Bar and Grill

Bastrop
Roco’s Hot Wings

Bay City
Bayside bar and grill

Bowie
Schnitzels & Giggles LLC
The Rack Pub & Eatery

Brownsville
Taqueria el taco loco

Corpus Christi
Hu Dat Noodle House

Dallas
Asian Mint

Denton
Bless That Jerk BBQ

Donna
Monte Carlo Cafe

El Paso
The Pizza Joint

Fort Worth
Beneventi’s Italian
cafe chadra inc. (Chadra mezza
Carpenters Cafe & Catering
Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
Stir Crazy Baked Goods

Grand Prairie
Blessings By The Pound

Houston
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen

Hutto
A Latina’s Table

Katy
Mi Pueblito Restaurant

Keller
TheHealthy Hippie Cafe

Laredo
Lolitas Bistro

Lewisville
Fair Winds

Lubbock
Caliente
Crafthouse Gastropub

McCamey
Baby Faye’s

Mercedes
Shannon’s Sweets

Midland
Cafe Unique
Gloria’s Diner

Mission
Gigi’s Kitchen LLC
Mom’s Place

New Braunfels
Sylver Spoon

Odessa
Hercules Barbecue
Touchdown Grill & Cantina

Pharr
Mexi Cocina cafe

Rio Grande
Bird’s rotisserie
Faby’s
PeRey’s Pizza Restaurant
Zulma’s Mexican Restaurant

San Antionio
Alamo Kitchens
Real Real Jamaica

Spring
Grazeables
Lepams house of creole

Texarkana
The Lunch Box Cafe & Catering

Wichita Falls
Karat bar and Bistro
Thai orchid

 
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