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What to eat during Austin Restaurant Weeks

Enjoy $20-$60 meals and specials from some of Austin’s best restaurants while benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank during Austin Restaurant Weeks.

An overhead shot of a table filled with plates of Chinese food and tiki drinks.

Wu Chow will also offer a spread of mocktails during the fundraiser.

Photo courtesy Reagan Haggard and Wu Chow

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We hope you’re hungry Austinites, because Austin Restaurant Weeks is here.

More than 100 local restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus starting at $20 for Austin Restaurant Weeks, which run from Friday, Sept. 1-Sunday, Sept. 17.

A portion of the proceeds from each meal and cocktail benefit the Central Texas Food Bank, so you can have your meal and give back ,too. Here are a few we recommend.


The chicken taro eggrolls are a can’t-miss at WU Chow.

Photo courtesy WU Chow


The Dirdie Birdie, 10910 Domain Dr., Ste. 120, Austin | Lunch | $20 | Enjoy a two-course lunch with your choice of a Bavarian-style pretzel or Buffalo birdie bites, and the Par 3 tacos or bibb salad.

Fil N’ Viet, 2903 E. 12th St., Austin | All day | $20 | Fill up on a crispy chicken adobo rice bowl, ube Vietnamese iced coffee, and Filipino freeze pops.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, 1211 E. 5th St., Ste. 100, Austin | Lunch and dinner | $20-$60 | Have a customizable three-course meal for lunch or a four-course dinner, plus soup and salad.

Wax Myrtles, 506 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. WM, Austin | Lunch | $20 | This upscale downtown restaurant is serving a three-course American-inspired meal.

Wu Chow, multiple locations, Austin | Lunch | $20 | Taste some hot + sour soup, followed by chicken taro egg rolls and your choice of a main course.


Three dishes on the table at KGBBQ

City Editors London and Figi tried the vegetarian rice bowl, Egyptian mac and cheese, and brisket rice bowl at KG BBQ.

Photo by ATXtoday

Culinary Dropout, 11721 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 100, Austin | Dinner | $40 | Choose an appetizer, entree, dessert, and a glass of beer or wine.

Juniper, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304, Austin | Dinner | $60 | Get a luxurious four-course meal, complete with dessert, at this Italian restaurant.

KG BBQ, 3108 Manor Rd., Austin | All day | $20 | Savor an Egyptian-Tex-Mex fusion brisket rice bowl or vegetarian rice bowl.

A overhead view of the yuzu pie, with dots of toasted meringue.

Don’t miss the yuzu pie for dessert at Lucky Robot.

Lucky Robot, 1303 S. Congress Ave., Austin | Dinner | $60 | Enjoy your choice of four different courses at this whimsical sushi restaurant.

Picnik, 1600 S. 1st St., Austin | Dinner | $40 | This three-course fusion dinner includes a zero-proof drink to sip.

Summer House on Music Lane, 1101 Music Lane, Austin | Dinner | $60-$75 | This three-course meal comes with the option of a wine pairing.


Arlo Grey & P6 at The Line, 111 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin | Cocktail | Price TBD | Try the “Wakey Wakey” cocktail, which is made with bacon fat-washed Tito’s Vodka, espresso, cafecito, maple, and egg white.

The Driskill Grill, 604 Brazos St., Austin | Dinner and cocktails | $16-$60 | Order the “Strawberry MoTito” on its own, or stick around for a three-course dinner.

Wu Chow, multiple locations, Austin | time | Price TBD | Peruse a full menu of mocktails for a refreshing pick-me-up — $1 from every drink benefits the Central Texas Food Bank.

Special menu

El Naranjo, 2717 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 1085, Austin | Dinner | Price TBD | This James Beard Award-winning restaurant will donate 15% of total revenue to the CTX Food Bank from this Mexican special menu.

Pelons Tex-Mex, 802 Red River St., Austin | All day | Price TBD | Try a unique taco and margarita menu — $1 for every item sold will benefit the CTX Food Bank.

Watertrade, 1603 S. Congress Ave., Austin | Dinner | Price TBD | Expect Japanese bar bites, specialty dishes from next door restaurant OTOKO, and craft sake.

See the full list.

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