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Waterloo Greenway’s annual Pop-Up Picnic returns

We’re just one sandwich short of a great time at this annual fundraiser.

Picnic blankets sprawling over the Waterloo Greenway lawn, with the Texas Capitol in the background.

The picnic is free and open to all who want to join.

Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro

Get in Austinites, we’re going picnicking.

Grab your picnic blanket, sunglasses, and a few loved ones for the return of Waterloo Greenway’s No. 11 annual Pop-Up Picnic fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. this Saturday, April 1.

By selling curated baskets from local restaurants — ranging in price from $25-$350 — the Pop-Up Picnic directly benefits the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy and helps support free public programming at Waterloo Greenway throughout the year.

So, what’s on the menu?

  • Antonelli’s Cheese Shop | $100 | Serves two people
    • Nosh on a shareable charcuterie board of meat, cheese, pickles, crackers, and jam.
  • Flyrite Chicken | $60 | Serves two people
    • Get your chicken tender fix, macaroni and cheese, kale slaw, and chocolate chip cookies to share.
    • Gusto Italian Kitchen | $100 | Serves two people
      • Taste an array of spreads with crudités, pulled lemon chicken orzo pasta, chocolate amaretti cookies, and blueberry mint lemonade.
    • McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality | $350 | Serves two people
      • Enjoy a smorgasbord of seafood from Clark’s Oyster Bar, fried chicken from Lou’s, salads from Swedish Hill, and butterscotch pot de crème from Perla’s.
    • Nido at The Loren | $250 | Serves two people
      • Dine on an opulent meal comprised of Siberian Baerri Caviar, sweet potato crunch waffles, crème fraîche, duck liver and sauternes terrine, brown butter Madeleines, and a gift card for coffee in the future.
      • View all basket options here.

      But wait, there’s more. The Pop-Up Picnic is free to any and all who want to join, including leashed pups, no RSVP required. Just remember not to bring any glass or alcohol in your basket — a limited number of baskets will be sold at the picnic if you change your mind.

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