Though the Austin Pride parade, which was supposed to take place this weekend, has been postponed for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still local restaurants offering food and drink specials this week and month as ways to raise money for LGBTQ nonprofits.
- Austin-based minichain Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating proceeds from all float sales from all of its locations to LGBTQ nonprofit Out Youth throughout August. (Multiple locations)
- A bunch of Austin bakeries are participating in a baked goods sale for Austin Pride. For Sweet Pride, 16 bakeries — including Crema Bakery & Cafe, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Skull & Cakebones, and Patika — will donate in varying degrees of partial sales on specific items or total sales to LGBTQ nonprofit QWELL’s Austin Outpost. It runs through Saturday, August 14. (Varying locations)
- New York pizzeria Home Slice created beer pint glasses featuring a personified pizza holding up a Pride flag. The glasses are available with draft beers for $15, and three dollars from each sale will go towards LGBTQ coalition Embrace Austin. The glasses are available as of August 7 from both of its locations, with no announced end date at this point. (1415 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights; 501 East 53rd Street, North Loop)
- Local minichain the Soup Peddler put together a smoothie special benefitting Out Youth. The pink-and-purple Kitty Girl is made with bananas, strawberries, raspberries, dragon fruit, rosewater, acai, and rice milk. It’s available through Sunday, August 15. (Multiple locations)
- Hotel restaurant Trace teamed up with Lick to offer two boozy ice cream floats for Pride weekend. There’s an orange cream float and a lemon-lavender float. Partial proceeds from the float sales will go towards Out Youth. (W Hotel, 200 Lavaca Street, Downtown)