September 1st – September 16th Event Benefits the Central Texas Food Bank
Austin, TX – May 18, 2023 – The Central Texas Food Bank has announced the return of Austin Restaurant Weeks (ARW) for 2023! The event will run September 1st through September16th, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka® and Delta Airlines returning as the presenting sponsors.
The two-week-long dining attraction features specially-priced meals and drinks from a unique array of Austin area restaurants, breweries and bars. The event is run by and supports the Central Texas Food Bank—the largest hunger relief charity serving Central Texas—helping it provide thousands of meals to those in need.
This year the event is announcing its first inaugural Chef Ambassador Philip Speer. Philip has been nominated for four James Beard Foundation Awards in the esteemed Outstanding Pastry Chef category. In addition, he has received abundant recognition from major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, GQ Magazine, Texas Monthly, Bon Appetit, and many more. Philip is a local legend in the Austin hospitality industry and is a long-time supporter of the Central Texas Food Bank.
“I’m so thrilled to be an ambassador for an event that highlights the very best parts of the culinary community in Austin. For two weeks we will showcase the delicious food and hospitality the city has come to be known for, while supporting our struggling neighbors with dignity and compassion,” said Philip Speer, Owner and Operator of Comedor.
Additional support for Austin Restaurant Weeks comes from sponsor Society Insurance.
During Austin Restaurant Weeks, participating establishments offer special menus and beverages with a portion of the cost of each earmarked for the Food Bank. Restaurant patrons are not directly solicited for donations.
“It’s a delicious and easy way to help fight hunger, while enjoying some of the best restaurants our food-centric city has to offer,” said Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer for the Central Texas Food Bank. “And since Austin Restaurant Weeks is planned entirely by Food Bank staff and volunteers, 100% of the contribution from each meal or beverage goes directly to fighting hunger in Central Texas, where a staggering 1 in 5 children are food insecure.”
Austin Restaurant Weeks meal options can include lunch or brunch for $20 and dinner for $40 or $60. Special menu promotions, cocktail, beer and wine options may also be available. Having lunch, dinner and drink options gives diners many opportunities to explore restaurants while supporting the Food Bank in the fight against hunger.
While restaurants have until August 18th to sign up to participate in the event, participants who have signed on so far include Aba, ALC Steaks, Arlo Grey at The LINE Hotel, Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, Bar Peached, Black Star Co-op, Café No Sé, Caroline, Chapulin Cantina, Chi'Lantro BBQ (all Austin Locations), Corinne, Corner Restaurant, Eberly, El Naranjo, Fil n' Viet, Foreign & Domestic, Garbo's, Gràcia Mediterranean, Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Hank's, Hillside Farmacy, House Wine, KG BBQ, Laurel, L'Oca d'Oro, Love Supreme Pizza Bar, Lucky Robot, P6 at The LINE Hotel, Patika, Paul Martin's American Grill, Pelons Tex Mex, Picnik (Burnet and South 1st locations), Show Me Pizza, Siena Ristorante Toscana, Stella San Jac, The Cavalier, The Peached Tortilla, Vixen's Wedding, and Watertrade.
Menus for the participating restaurants, searchable by food type, location and other variables can be found at austinrestaurantweeks.org, with more being added regularly.
For details regarding Austin Restaurant Weeks, please visit austinrestaurantweeks.org.
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ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of about 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving 270,000 people every month. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.