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Delicious details revealed for brand-new Austin Restaurant Weeks

CultureMap Austin | Apr 26, 2018, 4:26 pm

On April 25, the Central Texas Food Bank announced the launch of Austin Restaurant Weeks hosted by Central Texas Food Bank, a delicious promotion that helps you check off your bucket list while raising funds to fight food insecurity. The two-week event runs August 16 through September 3, so you’ll have plenty of time to hit new and old hot spots.

We read about it weekly, we talk about constantly, but only the most deep-pocketed among us can fully experience the booming local restaurant scene. Luckily, eateries all over town will be opening their doors this summer for lunch, dinner, and cocktail hour so you can enjoy the best of Austin at a fraction of the cost.

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Our 7 picks for must-try eateries during Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018

CultureMap Austin | Jul 25, 2018, 12:58 pm

If you are like most Austin foodies, you have a running list of restaurants to try someday. But since your lottery numbers haven’t come up yet, it seems impossible to budget for that much dining out. Fortunately, Austin Restaurant Weeks is coming August 16-September 3 with the solution.

The new celebration of Austin dining will feel familiar to years past. Although not affiliated with the original Austin Restaurant Week, the promotion follows a similar format of enlisting eateries from across the city to offer prix fixe meals at a discounted cost.

A portion of each meal or drink ordered goes to the Central Texas Food Bank to help end local food insecurity.

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Our Favorite Eateries for Austin Restaurant Weeks

Edible Austin | Aug 3, 2018, 1:41 pm

Mark your calendars for Austin Restaurant Weeks, a new fundraiser benefiting Central Texas Food Bank. Running August 16 through September 3 at more than 80 restaurants around town, the benefit allows you to eat at some of the top restaurants and bars 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!

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Dine Out and Do Good During Austin Restaurant Weeks!

We Are Austin | Aug 6, 2018

TAs if we needed an excuse to eat out, this fundraiser lets you give back while enjoying your favorite Austin restaurants! Bryce Gilmore from Barley Swine, Odd Duck, and Sour Duck Market, and Karina Richardson from Sway Thai join us with more about Austin Restaurant Weeks.

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The 9 Best Austin Restaurant Weeks Deal

Eater Austin | Aug 8, 2018, 2:41 pm

The inaugural Austin Restaurant Weeks kicks off next week. Participating local restaurants will offer prix fixe lunch and/or dinner specials, which will partially benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. It runs from Thursday, August 16 through Monday, September 3.

Currently, there are 82 Austin restaurants and bars taking part in the 19-day event. Eater combed through all the deals to find the most exciting and best bang-for-your-buck offerings. This includes Southern Fun with braised brisket from Peached Tortilla, Italic’s famous bolognese, a fresh peach salad and cannoli at L’oca d’Oro, and more.

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Austin Restaurant Weeks returns better than ever

KXAN | Aug 13, 2018, 12:37 pm

Over the course of the next two weeks, when you dine out at certain restaurants across Austin, you can help benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. It's all part of a revamped Austin Restaurant Weeks that runs from Aug. 16 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

In the past, Austin Restaurant Week was run by a third party, but this is the first time Austin Restaurant Weeks (ARW) will benefit the largest food bank in the region.

The new fundraiser, similar to the model implemented in Houston and Dallas, features dozens of bars and restaurants that will offer prix fixe meals and drinks. During the event, a portion of the cost of each prix fixe meal will go directly to the Central Texas Food Bank.

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“Austin Restaurant Weeks" Benefiting Central Texas Food Bank

Sun Radio | Aug 14, 2018

While Austin enjoys a reputation as a “foodie” city, with lots of innovative new restaurants, there are also 1 in 6 people in our region who are “food insecure.” They can’t always be sure what or when their next meal be. The Central Texas Food Bank works with over 200 social service agencies to feed over 50,000 people each week. Kevin Connor sat down with Mark Jackson from the Central Texas Food Bank about their first ever Austin Restaurant Weeks

The idea behind Austin Restaurant Weeks is that you can enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Austin’s best restaurants and help feed others at the same time.

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Dine out for a cause

Austin 360 | Aug 14, 2018 at 12:01 am

The next couple of weeks in Austin will offer diners a chance to eat out at some of Austin’s top restaurants while supporting the community. Austin Restaurant Weeks begin Thursday and run through Sept. 3, with more than 80 restaurants in the area serving fixed menus and a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank.

Participating restaurants will serve lunch for $25 and offer fixed menus for $35 and $45 at dinner. What kind of impact does that have on the community? Organizers say that for every dinner served, Austin restaurants donate between $5 and $7 to the Central Texas Food Bank. And, with the Food Bank able to create four meals for every dollar raised, a dinner for two could help raise the money to feed up to 50 people.

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Austin Restaurant Weeks Raises Money for Central Texas Food Bank

The Austin Chronicle | Aug 14, 2018, 12:40 pm

Hunger is a serious problem in Texas. According to the Central Texas Food Bank, one in six Texans aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. That’s why we’re so excited for Austin Restaurant Weeks, where a portion of every sale of the offered prix fixe menus will benefit Texans in need.

And yes, we said weeks. Unlike less ambitious cities that limit their offerings to a measly five to seven days, this event runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 3, so you’ll have plenty of time to try out the wide array of set menus available at 85 (!!) restaurants across the Austin area. So, where should you eat first?

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Austin restaurants team up with Central Texas Food Bank to fight against hunger

KVUE | Aug 15, 2018, 11:06 am

Austin's Restaurants Weeks kicked off Thursday to help those in need in the Central Texas community.

"It's the first time I've heard of this so it's cool that it's happening," said Euna Scott, a customer at the Sour Duck Market, a restaurant participating in the Austin Restaurant Weeks.

Hunger is a serious issue in Central Texas. According to Austin's Restaurant Weeks, one in six of our neighbors do not know where their next meal is coming from.

"It's the responsibility to local businesses to be as involved as much as possible, in order to bring awareness and community involvement at this level," said Katon Clayborn, manager at Sour Duck Market.

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Dining for a Cause

EASTside Magazine | Aug 15, 2018

This city-wide fundraising event is geared towards fighting hunger in Central Texas where on any given day 1 in 6 people go hungry, unsure of when their next meal will come. Portions of each meal will go directly to Central Texas Food Bank and will contribute to the thousands of meals they provide to those in need each year. The Food Bank is able to turn $1 into four meals for fellow Texans, so by participating, Austinites will be dining out for the purpose of feeding others.

In addition to contributing to a worthy cause, diners can also use this as an opportunity to explore some of the city’s best restaurants at reasonable prices. From farm-to-table cuisine to classic favorites, and even a few breweries, there’s no shortage of dishes to try during this two-week long event.

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Top Picks For Austin Restaurant Weeks

Her Modern Kitchen | Aug 15, 2018

If you aren’t familiar with Austin Restaurant Weeks, it’s a 2-week period, running August 16th-September 3rd, where select restaurants offer a specialty priced menu for lunch, dinner and drinks.

A portion of the price from each meal is directly donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. Each dollar donated allows CTFB to serve four meals to an Austin neighborhood in need. Now that’s reason to eat right there!

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Austin Restaurant Weeks Start Tomorrow

Big Bite Out | Aug 15, 2018

Yes, you read that right WEEKS, as in plural.

From August 16 to September 3, 82 Austin eateries will participating in Austin Restaurant Weeks, with one of three meal options: a two to three-course lunch for $25, or a three to four-course dinner for either $35 or $45.

Even better? A portion of the price of each meal goes directly to the Central Texas Food Bank, an awesome organization that can turn each dollar into four meals for Texans in need.

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Have You Heard Of Austin Restaurant Weeks?

Johnson's Backyard Garden | Aug 17, 2018

Austin Restaurant Weeks (ARW) has begun! Yesterday, 8/16, marked the beginning of the inaugural two-week long event (ending 9/3). What is ARW, you’re wondering? Over 80 restaurants in town are offering carefully curated prix fixe menus and beverages where a portion of the profit is donated directly to the Central Texas Food Bank. Heavy hitters like Contigo, Central Standard, Olive & June, Via 313, Sway, and many more (see the list in its entirety here) will be serving up epicurean deals all the in name of supporting our Central Texan community.

If you dine out often, consider peppering in some of the 80 + restaurants partaking in ARW during your weekly prandial excursions. If dining out is more of a rarity, think about treating yourself, your loved ones, or a special friend to a fun, new establishment!

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Have You Heard Of Austin Restaurant Weeks?

Austintatious Living | Aug 17, 2018

We invite you to mark your calendar for Austin Restaurant Weeks, a new annual fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Austin Restaurant Weeks is a two-week-long dining extravaganza featuring specially-priced lunches, dinners and cocktails at restaurants throughout the greater Austin area. For restaurateurs, it’s a great opportunity to help fight hunger while providing diners who might not be regular patrons with an easy, economical way to dine with them. And for diners, it’s a way to help our neighbors in need while enjoying some of the best dishes this amazing, food-driven city has to offer. So make a note: this year’s Austin Restaurant Weeks will run from August 16-September 3, 2018.

Participating restaurants include: III Forks Steakhouse, Arlo Grey, Austin Taco Project, backYARD at Waller Creek, Barley Swine, Be More Pacific Filipino Kitchen and Bar, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, Buenos Aires Café Este, Café No Sé, Cane Rosso, Cannon + Belle, Caroline, The Capital Grille, The Cavalier, Central Standard, Contigo, Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge, Corner, The Driskill Grill, Easy Tiger, El Naranjo, Forthright Cafe, Fulton, Goodall’s Kitchen,Grizzelda’s, Gusto, The Hightower, Hillside Farmacy, Hops & Grain Brewing, Hudon’s Hill Country, Il Brutto, Intero, Italic, It’s Italian Cucina, Jacoby’s, La Condesa, Le Politique, L’Oca d’Oro, Lucky Robot, Mandala Kitchen & Bar, Max’s Wne Dive, Meridian 98, Mia Italian Tapas & bar, Nightcap, Odd Duck, Osteria Pronto, Olive & June, Parkside, Paul Martin’s Austin Grill, The Peached Tortilla, Revue, Rosewood, Sala & Betty, Second Bar + Kitchen Domain NORTHSIDE, Second Bar + Kitchen downtown, Stella San Jac, Sway, Thai Fresh, True Food Kitchen, Unit0D Pizzeria, Via 313, Yuyo, Zilker Brewing and more!

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Austin Restaurant Weeks Raises Nearly $140K For Food Bank

Patch Media | Oct 30, 2018

Austin Restaurant Weeks organizers raised nearly$140,000 at its first fundraising event benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank, officials said Tuesday.

Presented by Tito’s® Handmade Vodka, the fundraiser raised a grand total of $137,408. Officials made the announcement during a reception at the Food Bank on Monday, Oct. 29.

Austin Restaurant Weeks 2018 took place from Aug. 16 through Sept. 3, with participation from more than 80 Austin-area restaurants, bars and breweries featured specially priced lunches, dinners and beverages who donated a portion of the cost of each meal or drink going directly to the Central Texas Food Bank.

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A Square Meal

Edible Austin | July 1, 2019

Giving back to our community is deliciously simple this summer, thanks to the folks at Central Texas Food Bank. The second annual Austin Restaurant Weeks, a city-wide fundraiser for the food bank, returns August 15 through September 2 this year.

Many top restaurants and bars in Austin will offer special prix fixe lunches, dinners and drinks, with a portion of the cost from each dish and drink going directly to the food bank to help fight hunger.

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