Austin Restaurant Weeks run through Sept. 3

The next couple of weeks in Austin will offer diner a chance to eat out at some of Austin’s top restaurants while supporting the community. Austin Restaurant Weeks began Aug. 16 and runs through Sept. 3, with more than 80 restaurants in the area serving fixed menus with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank.

Olive & June is one of more than 80 restaurants participating in Austin Restaurant Weeks. (Laura Skelding AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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 restaurant 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.

Participating restaurants Barley Swine, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, Central Standard, Contigo, El Naranjo, La Condesa, Olive & June, Parkside, Via 313 and many more. For a complete list of restaurants and more details on the event, visit austinrestaurantweeks.org.

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