Mark your calendars for Austin Restaurant Weeks, the annual fundraiser benefiting Central Texas Food Bank. Running August 15–September 2 at more than 100 restaurants and bars around town, the benefit allows you to dine at some of the best spots in Austin with specially priced lunches, dinners and drinks — and a portion of the cost will go directly to the Food Bank to help fight hunger. We took a look at all the lovely participating restaurants and picked some of our favorites to share with y'all!
With a locally sourced menu that changes with the seasons, Barley Swine is a leader in the sustainable Austin restaurant scene. We interviewed owner and chef Bryce Gilmore about why he supports Austin Restaurant Weeks — click here to read the feature.
You don't need to drive out to Becker Vineyard's Hill Country tasting room for this fundraiser. Rather, a portion of the proceeds from each glass of their wine, served at participating Austin-area restaurants and bars, will benefit Central Texas Food Bank.
Another prominent addition to Austin's locally sourcing restaurants, Cannon + Belle offers comfort food and custom cocktails. With unique menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, this eatery inside the Hilton Austin has no lack of fresh options.
French restaurant Chez Nous is an Austin classic. Serving authentic dishes since 1982, they'll be offering a lunch special for those who wish to benefit Austin Restaurant Weeks while dining.
Dai Due serves food that's produced in a fair and equitable way, represents local culinary traditions and supports farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of local food.
Pairing house-cured meats with fresh-baked artisanal breads, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden offers a variety of locally-sourced eats. You can also enjoy whiskey from the garden's patio bar, or one of their more than 30 local and boutique draft beers.
Enjoy Southern comfort food in a casual atmosphere at Hideaway Kitchen & Bar. This cozy all-day restaurant is serving a dinner course for the fundraising event.
Intero Restaurant combines locally sourced Italian small plates with artisan chocolate offerings. The restaurant's seasonally rotating menu features pasta, drinks and chocolate truffles.
Chef and owner Jack Gilmore is serving beers and cocktails that benefit Austin Restaurant Weeks at all four locations of Jack Allen's Kitchen around Austin.
This North Austin restaurant boasts two large, dog-friendly patios, so you can bring your pup along with you while enjoying a lunch that benefits Central Texas Food Bank.
Tripling as a Thai restaurant, coffee shop and gluten-free bakery, Thai Fresh focuses on sourcing its ingredients locally. The restaurant, helmed by chef and owner Jam Sanitchat, includes fresh vegetables, herbs and hormone-free meats in its authentic Thai food.
Though it's not a restaurant, Tito's Handcrafted Vodka will be available in many of the cocktails provided during Austin Restaurant Weeks. After all, Tito's is the original craft vodka brand distilled in Austin.
For more information and a full list of participating restaurants, visit austinrestaurantweeks.org
Brought to you by Central Texas Food Bank.