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The grilled vegetables in mole at Chapulín Cantina.
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The 10 Best Austin Restaurant Weeks Deals

Which prix fixe menus offer the most bang for your buck, all to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank

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The grilled vegetables in mole at Chapulín Cantina.
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The annual Austin Restaurant Weeks kicks off later this where participating local restaurants will offer prix fixe brunch, lunch, cocktail, and/or dinner specials. These sales will partially benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. It runs from Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 11.

Currently, there are 80 Austin restaurants and bars taking part in the event. Some offer new dishes while others combine popular choices for set menus. Eater combed through all the deals to find the most exciting and best bang-for-your-buck offerings. This includes a steak from butcher shop Salt & Time, three savory courses at Thai restaurant Sway, and Maie Day’s lavish chocolate cake.

Lunches are $20 for two to three courses, whereas dinners are either $40 or $60 for three to four courses. There may also be cocktail specials available for $12 or beer/wine specials. A few restaurants are donating when specific menu items are ordered, like Epicerie donating $1 for each pain au chocolat sold or the Cavalier donating $1 for every purchase of chicken tenders, espresso martinis, or Tito’s mules.

Not all restaurants have finalized the offerings yet (most notably perennial Austin Restaurant Weeks superstar Foreign & Domestic or Italian restaurant Intero) so watch this space for updates. (While the names are very similar, this Austin Restaurant Weeks isn’t related to Austin Restaurant Week, which was last held in 2014.)

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L'Oca d'Oro

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There are meat and vegetarian options for each course at the Mueller Italian restaurant. Choose from mozzarella with zucchini and lamb’s quarters or butternut squash zeppole, sausage casarecce or lasagna bianca, and peach cannoli or stracciatella gelato for dessert, all for $40.

Looking for an all-savory menu? The Westlake Thai restaurant is offering papaya salad, corn fritters, and chicken pad thai for $40.

Fil N' Viet

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The Filipino-Vietnamese food truck will reopen after its summer break with a great sampler of its fusion fare — sinigang chicken wings, banh mi, and ube Vietnamese iced coffee — for $20.

Bar Peached

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The three-course, $40 meal at Clarksville’s Southern-Asian-ish restaurant includes special menu items: a choice of chicken satay or lemongrass polenta bites; miso carbonara, duck adobo, or Thai shrimp etouffee, and a yuzu egg tart or churro.

Salt & Time

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A steak at the East Austin butcher shop/restaurant is always a safe bet. The Restaurant Weeks menu includes burrata, steak with smoked and grilled lion’s mane mushrooms, and sweet pork blood ice cream.

Juniper

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Get a shorter version of the regular prix fixe at the Holly Italian restaurant for a discount during Restaurant Weeks. Get an appetizer (puffy potato, stracciatella, beef tartare), salad, entree (cacio e pepe, roast chicken, rib-eye steak, roasted cabbage), and dessert for $60.

Chapulín Cantina

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Interested in the new Oaxacan restaurant that took over Enoteca Vespaio? The $40, three-course Restaurant Weeks menu is a chance to try already-popular menu items at a discount. Choose from appetizer options like memelas or yellowfin tuna tostada; entrees like milanesa de pollo or roasted vegetables in mole amarillo; and chocolate cake or mango flan.

The best brunch option comes from joyful South Lamar coffee shop Patika: coffee or tea; a scone, potatoes, or doughnut holes; and a breakfast sandwich, veggie sandwich, or chilaquiles for $20.

Maie Day

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This new South Austin hotel restaurant collaboration between MaieB Hospitality (Olamaie) and New Waterloo (South Congress Hotel) offers a straightforward menu for carnivores: a caesar salad, chicken fried steak, and chocolate cake for $60. The chocolate cake is usually $18 on its own, so this is arguably a deal.

Show Me Pizza

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Get two salads, two Neapolitan pizzas, and two desserts from the South First pizza restaurant for $60.

L'Oca d'Oro

There are meat and vegetarian options for each course at the Mueller Italian restaurant. Choose from mozzarella with zucchini and lamb’s quarters or butternut squash zeppole, sausage casarecce or lasagna bianca, and peach cannoli or stracciatella gelato for dessert, all for $40.

Sway

Looking for an all-savory menu? The Westlake Thai restaurant is offering papaya salad, corn fritters, and chicken pad thai for $40.

Fil N' Viet

The Filipino-Vietnamese food truck will reopen after its summer break with a great sampler of its fusion fare — sinigang chicken wings, banh mi, and ube Vietnamese iced coffee — for $20.

Bar Peached

The three-course, $40 meal at Clarksville’s Southern-Asian-ish restaurant includes special menu items: a choice of chicken satay or lemongrass polenta bites; miso carbonara, duck adobo, or Thai shrimp etouffee, and a yuzu egg tart or churro.

Salt & Time

A steak at the East Austin butcher shop/restaurant is always a safe bet. The Restaurant Weeks menu includes burrata, steak with smoked and grilled lion’s mane mushrooms, and sweet pork blood ice cream.

Juniper

Get a shorter version of the regular prix fixe at the Holly Italian restaurant for a discount during Restaurant Weeks. Get an appetizer (puffy potato, stracciatella, beef tartare), salad, entree (cacio e pepe, roast chicken, rib-eye steak, roasted cabbage), and dessert for $60.

Chapulín Cantina

Interested in the new Oaxacan restaurant that took over Enoteca Vespaio? The $40, three-course Restaurant Weeks menu is a chance to try already-popular menu items at a discount. Choose from appetizer options like memelas or yellowfin tuna tostada; entrees like milanesa de pollo or roasted vegetables in mole amarillo; and chocolate cake or mango flan.

Patika

The best brunch option comes from joyful South Lamar coffee shop Patika: coffee or tea; a scone, potatoes, or doughnut holes; and a breakfast sandwich, veggie sandwich, or chilaquiles for $20.

Maie Day

This new South Austin hotel restaurant collaboration between MaieB Hospitality (Olamaie) and New Waterloo (South Congress Hotel) offers a straightforward menu for carnivores: a caesar salad, chicken fried steak, and chocolate cake for $60. The chocolate cake is usually $18 on its own, so this is arguably a deal.

Show Me Pizza

Get two salads, two Neapolitan pizzas, and two desserts from the South First pizza restaurant for $60.

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