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About Austin Restaurant Weeks

Hunger is a serious issue here in Central Texas, where 1 in 6 of our neighbors can’t be sure where their next meal will come from.

You can help by dining out at participating restaurants during Austin Restaurant Weeks, a two-week-long dining extravaganza featuring specially-priced lunches, dinners and cocktails at restaurants throughout the greater Austin area. A portion of the price of each meal comes directly to the Central Texas Food Bank, which can turn each dollar into four meals for our neighbors in need.

Austin Restaurant Weeks returns August 2019.

Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018 was Presented by Tito's® Handmade Vodka

Tito’s® Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. They make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s® Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Their process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.

Our 2018 Sponsors & Partners

2018 Presenting Sponsor

Tito's Handmade Vodka

2018 Sponsors

Bank of America Bells Brewing

Domain Northside Tabulate

Shift Communications The FairmontCulturemap AustinEdible AustinAustin Chronicle
W. Hamilton & Co., PLLC

2018 Supporting Partners

Screamer Co ProductionForJohnson's Backyard Garden

2018 Reservations Partner

OpenTable

Interested in sponsoring Austin Restaurant Weeks 2019? Contact us.

Community Support for Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018

Shawn Cirkiel
Shawn Cirkiel

Restaurant Owner and Chef
Parkside Projects

“Austin Restaurant Weeks is an important way to help the Central Texas Food Bank with the services it provides for almost 50,000 people each week. As a part of the Austin food community, it’s important to do all we can to help.”

Jennifer Purcell
Jennifer Purcell

Vice President, SHIFT Communications

“Before moving back to Austin nine years ago, restaurant week was an event my friends and I eagerly looked forward to in other cities. What a wonderful ’excuse‘ to gather with friends and family to share memorable dining experiences while supporting a great cause! I'm thrilled to be a part of bringing Austin Restaurant Weeks to this amazing, unique city I call home - showcasing world-class chefs and restaurants, and offering Austinites an opportunity to experience more of the distinctive flavors of our city while making it possible for the Central Texas Food Bank to provide more meals to families among us.”

Bryce Gilmore
Bryce Gilmore

Restaurant Owner and Chef
Barley Swine, Odd Duck and Sour Duck Market

“Anything we can do to help the Central Texas Food Bank is pretty easy to say yes to. Knowing that this is a city-wide thing that people are coming together to make happen is pretty cool to see. Any time we can all get together and do something for a good cause it’s awesome and we’re very proud to be a part of it”

Jane Ko
Jane Ko

Food Blogger
A Taste of Koko

"It's been an honor to be part of the Austin food scene since 2010 when I started my food blog, A Taste of Koko. When Central Texas Food Bank asked me to join Austin Restaurant Weeks, I immediately said yes. Giving back to our city and restaurant community is important and essential as Austin grows. No one should go hungry.”

Austin Restaurant Weeks benefits the Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank is a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission 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 nearly 260 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. 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.

2018 Organizing Committee

Austin Restaurant Weeks is organized by a committee of Food Bank staff and community volunteers representing the hospitality and restaurant industries, media and marketing groups, and community leaders and influencers.

Austin Restaurant Weeks Committee Chair Jennifer Purcell, SHIFT Communications

Committee Members
Claudia  AlarcónCultureMap Austin
Jessi Cape, Austin Chronicle
Michelle Cheng, Austin Food Blogger Alliance
Shawn Cirkiel, Parkside Projects
Scott Creamer, Screamer Co.
John Crow, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
Jane Ko, A Taste of Koko
Jacquelyn Mangione, Preferred Source
Nick Pugliese, Bell's Brewery
Kelly Stocker, Kelly Consulting Co
Matt Swinney, Fashion X
Brandon Watson, CultureMap
Monique Sandhu, ATX Eats & Treats
Jillynn Shaver, W. Hamilton & Co., PLLC