Shake Shack partners with Tiny Pies to benefit Austin Humane Society

Danny Meyer’s burger empire Shake Shack has always been community-minded, and its latest local move has in that vein has been to partner with fellow South Lamar resident Tiny Pies to benefit the Austin Humane Society.

Pie Oh My at Shake Shack. (Credit: Shake Shack)

The new Pie Oh My concretes (Shake Shack’s frozen blended custards in a cup) from Shake Shack will feature freshly baked seasonal pies from Tiny Pies. Five percent of sales from each concrete will benefit the Austin Humane Society.  The concretes are available at the South Lamar and Domain locations. The flavors of the special concretes are as follows: Apple through September. Chocolate Cream October through December. Turtle January through March. Blueberry with Crumb Poppy April through June.

 

 

 

Photos: Philip Speer, Paul Qui and other Austin chefs go down the side of building to raise awareness about addiction

Chef Philip Speer, left, works with Over the Edge training manager Troy Wilson, right, before he rappels down the Omni Hotel as part of the Shatterproof Challenge Rappel on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Shatterproof Challenge Rappel is a national non-profit working towards ending the stigma of addiction. A group of well known Austin chefs, including Paul Qui and Philip Speer, took part in the challenge in a team named 86 Addiction. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Chef Philip Speer, left, works with Over the Edge training manager Troy Wilson, right, before he rappels down the Omni Hotel as part of the Shatterproof Challenge Rappel on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Shatterproof Challenge Rappel is a national non-profit working towards ending the stigma of addiction. A group of well known Austin chefs, including Paul Qui and Philip Speer, took part in the challenge in a team named 86 Addiction. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bonhomie chef Philip Speer rounded up about a dozen of his friends from the Austin restaurant community to rappel down the side of the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin Wednesday to raise money for Shatterproof, an organization that raises awareness about addiction and works to fight the stigma surrounding the disease. Read more about Speer and his efforts here and check out photos of the industry professionals in this gallery.

A crowd watches as people rappel down the side of the Omni Hotel as part of the Shatterproof Challenge Rappel on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Shatterproof Challenge Rappel is a national non-profit working towards ending the stigma of addiction. A group of well known Austin chefs, including Paul Qui and Philip Speer, took part in the challenge in a team named 86 Addiction. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
A crowd watches as people rappel down the side of the Omni Hotel as part of the Shatterproof Challenge Rappel on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Shatterproof Challenge Rappel is a national non-profit working towards ending the stigma of addiction. A group of well known Austin chefs, including Paul Qui and Philip Speer, took part in the challenge in a team named 86 Addiction. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Aaron Franklin lends his voice to East Austin College Prep’s Dream Big initiative

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East Austin College Prep is celebrating its inaugural graduating class this year. As the EACP’s students head off to college, the school founded seven years ago by Southwest Key Programs, is raising money to help the teens pay for tuition. One of East Austin’s most famous faces, Aaron Franklin, lent his support for the campaign in the video below, in which he discusses chasing, with 28 cents in his pocket, his home to dream to open Franklin Barbecue. To find out more about East Austin College Prep, visit dreamsneversettle.org.