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Drink specials are released for Houston Restaurant Weeks.

Dine like a king on a budget during Houston Restaurant Weeks — and add a drink pairing. Several participating restaurants, including the six listed below, have added special prices on wine or a martini that accentuate the establishment’s prix fixe menu (brunch: $25 per person; lunch: $20 per person; dinner: $35 or $45 per person) now through September 7. Pairings are optional and prices vary, but it’s a great way to try some top-notch vintages.

(And don’t forget: a portion of the food sales goes to the Houston Food Bank.)

Au Petit Paris

HRW Menus: Dinner, Lunch
Details: Housed in a homey bungalow in Montrose, the intimate bistro with dim lighting and French cuisine is the perfect spot for cozying up on your next date.  And there’s nothing like a little liquor to shed your inhibitions.
Lunch drink pairings: Available during lunch, add a glass of house cabernet sauvignon, white sauvignon, or rosé to your tab for $5 each.

Ciao Bello

HRW Menus: Dinner, Brunch
Details: If a little vino with your Italian dinner hits the spot, the Galleria-area upscale eatery has got you covered.
Dinner drink pairings: Choose from a bottle of Lagaria pinot grigio (2013) for $40 or a bottle of Poggio Brigante morellino di scansano (2012) for $42 to go with your evening meal.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

HRW Menus: Dinner, Lunch
Details: The HRW menu at the Galleria shopping center steakhouse goes beyond the classic hunk of meat with optional drink pairings from wine to a signature cocktail.
Lunch and dinner drink pairings: Drink up at lunch or at dinner with options including: Stag’s Leap Winery cabernet sauvignon (2012) for $80, Duckhorn Migration pinot noir (2013) for $70, Tinto Negro Limestone Block malbec (2012) for $60, Nickel & Nickel Truchard chardonnay (2013) for $75 and the VIP martini (made with pineapple infused vodka) for $14.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: Both outposts (CityCentre, West Ave) of the upscale seafood and steak chain boast a handful of wines by the glass that matchup perfectly with your HRW eats.
Dinner drink pairings: Sip a glass, priced at $10 each, of Vega Sindoa chardonnay, Lorenza rose, La Marco prosecco, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Series merlot or McMurray Ranch pinot noir.

The Springbok

HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: Throw back a cold brew or linger over wine.  The downtown rugby pub with Southern Hemisphere cuisine — heavy on game-centric fare — is going the extra mile with Sommelier-recommended optional wine or beer pairings.
Dinner drink pairings: $20 per person and $30 per couple gets you a glass of wine, or beer, per each of three courses on the HRW menu.

Tony’s

HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: One of Houston’s classic dining establishments, the elegant Greenway Plaza restaurant provides top-notch Italian-accented cuisine.
Dinner drink pairings: A bottle of La Fiera pinot grigio (2013) is available for $39 while a bottle of Poggio Brigante morellino di scansano (2012) is $48.