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Easter Sunday is only a few days away and you're never too old to have your own Easter basket. Whether you're looking for decadent meals to-go or desserts to sweeten up the holiday, Austin restaurants want to help make your Sunday special.
Here are some restaurants offering Easter takeout meals around Austin.
Launderette, 2115 Holly St.
Celebrate this Easter Sunday with a decadent meal to-go from Launderette. The gourmet American restaurant is offering two different types of meals and desserts for two available for $78. Both meals include ricotta pound cake with mixed berries, devilled eggs, haricots verts with almond gremolata and citrus tahini dressing, heirloom carrots with butternut squash puree, figs and mint, honey wheat rolls and mint chutney. You can choose between Arctic char or pine nut-crusted lamb for a protein option to reheat in your own home. Dessert options include carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and lemon yuzu tart for $40 each. Pickup is available on April 3.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Launderette here.
Aba, 1011 S. Congress Ave.
Aba, the Mediterranean hot spot in Austin is offering takeout Easter meals that will blow you away. The six-course meal includes spicy hummus with crudite and house bread, village salad, roasted chicken, beef tenderloin kebab with lemon dill rice, brussel sprouts and a double chocolate cake for $54.95 per person. Guests also have the option to add charred oregano lamb chops with roasted potatoes, cocktail kits, kids meals and sommelier-selected bottles of wine. The takeout meal includes reheat instructions and can be picked up or delivered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 3 or 4.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Aba here.
Contigo, 2027 Anchor Lane
Contigo is offering an Easter prix fixe menu for four with deliciously curated dish options. For $195, the prix fixe menu features cherry tomato, spinach and mushroom frittata, brown sugar and cardamom morning buns, sugar spa pea salad with baby kale, radish, mint and ricotta, honey and close glazed pork loin with potatoes and asparagus, roasted whole chicken with spiced quinoa and roasted broccoli and a salted caramel chocolate tart for dessert. You can include specialty cocktails to your order to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Pickup and delivery is available from 12-4 p.m. on April 2.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Contigo here.
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Easter Sunday isn't complete without mimosas and a delicious brunch from Cru. The prix fixe takeout brunch for two features asparagus and leek soup, heirloom tomato and burrata salad, steak and eggs, pan seared Scottish salmon and a New York style cheesecake and Tiramisu for dessert for $70. You can include a mimosa kit for $25 including Ruffino prosecco and orange juice to make delicious mimosas from home. The deadline to order the Easter brunch for your crew is 4 p.m. April 3.
You can find more information on the Easter takeout brunch from Cru here and place your order by calling 512-472-9463.
Dai Due, 2406 Manor Road
Celebrate Easter Sunday by ordering the Dai Due tradition of a whole rabbit. The 2.5 pound whole rabbit is stuffed with cream, sweetbreads, bacon, mushrooms, brandy, thyme and breadcrumbs for a mouthwatering Easter meal and is available for $75 along with a rabbit glaze for $10. The butcher shop is also offering kolache packs for $20 featuring two strawberries and cream kolaches and two lamb, cotija and spring greens kolaches. You can also add eight dinner rolls to your order for $12 and rosé for $20.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Dai Due here.
Easy Tiger, multiple locations
Easy Tiger is offering several different options to make your Easter Sunday as tasty as possible. You can choose between a bacon and spinach quiche or an asparagus and tomato quiche for $25 each, a spring cookie tin featuring earl grey shortbread, lemon cookies and orange honey cookies for $25, a house smoked honey ham bundle which serves five to six people including a glaze, house mustard and hill country rye for $100 and pull apart rolls for $11. Pickup and delivery options are both available for April 2-4.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Easy Tiger here.
Emmer and Rye, Skyhouse, 51 Rainey St. unit 110
Emmer and Rye says you're never too old for an Easter egg dying kit, especially when it is paired with delicious cuts of meat and flavorful sides. The Easter meal for two features a Wagyu beef roast with rainbow carrots and spring onions, sweet potato presse, nicoise salad, easter brioche and lemon bars for $150. The takeout meal also includes an Easter egg DIY coloring kit for a youthful and nostalgic experience this Easter Sunday. You can also add a mimosa kit featuring a bottle of prosecco and fresh squeezed orange juice for $30.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Emmer and Rye here.
Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
No Easter Sunday is complete without colorful sweets and bunny-shaped desserts. Mozart's Coffee Roasters is offering an Easter basket filled with Mozart's medium coffee blend, Lake Austin light-medium bled, a wildflower arrangement, homemade peeps marshmallows, hand-decorated shortbread cookies, a pink Campfire mug and an Easter print by Kelly Szilagyi for $44.95. If you're looking to order more desserts, Mozart's is offering raspberry ganache chocolate truffles for $27.96, strawberry vanilla bunny butt cupcakes for $37.50, a Robins Egg cake or carrot cake for $31, a six pack of pastel mini macarons for $24, a four pack of hand-decorated shortbread cookies for $32.95 and so much more.
You can find more information on Easter sweet specials from Mozart's coffee roasters and order online here.
Intero, 2612 E. Cesar Chavez St. suite 105
Intero is offering an Easter menu with so many deliciously curated options you'll have a hard time not choosing everything to take home. The Easter menu features biscuits with strawberry jam and honey butter, focaccia and ricotta, deviled eggs, florentine egg tart, roasted carrot and arugula salad, radicchio and beet salad, mashed potatoes, mushroom soup, chicken cacciatore with polenta, roasted lamb with mint pesto and for dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with pistachio and an Easter chocolate assortment. All dishes are ready to serve and feed four to six people, so choose from your favorite dishes to have an Easter at home.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Intero here.
Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio St.
If you're looking for fluffy and flaky biscuits to share with your family this Easter, look no further than Olamaie. The beloved biscuit house of Austin is offering biscuits to go along with creamy pimento cheese, seasonal strawberry vanilla jam, hand-whipped salted honey butter and so much more for a delicious appetizer or snack on Easter Sunday.
You can order your Easter takeout biscuits from Olamaie here.
TLC, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. suite 1150
Switch up Easter traditions with delicious food from TLC this holiday. The Austin restaurant is offering lobster deviled eggs for $19, a TLC Cubano sandwich with applewood smoked ham, roasted pork, sharp cheddar, mustard aioli and pickle reddish on a brioche bun for $14 and cajun spiced, pan-seared crab cakes with tartar sauce for $29.You can order your Easter takeout meal from TLC here.
Uroko, 1023 Springdale Road building 1 suite C
Easter Bunny sushi is something we never knew we needed until this Easter. Uroko has created these deliciously cute sushi bites for the whole family to enjoy. Two pieces of Easter bunny sushi is available for $10 and pickup is only available on April 4. If you're craving more sushi this Easter, Uroko also offers DIY kits so you can make your own sushi, temaki and omakase from home.
You can order your Easter bunny sushi from Uroko here.
Second Bar + Kitchen, 3121 Palm Way #101
Second Bar + Kitchen has an easy and delicious takeout meal that you can heat and eat from the comfort of your own home. The Easter menu offers caramel-pecan cinnamon rolls, bacon and cheddar hand pies, smoked salmon or a meat and cheese board, roasted butternut squash with mushroom quiche, butterscotch marshmallow cookies, triple chocolate cake or a kids plate to choose from. You can also choose between a mimosa, bloody mary or bee's knees cocktail kit to enjoy from home. If you prefer wine, the restaurant also offers wine pairings for Easter dinner.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Second Bar + Kitchen here.
Olive and June, 3411 Glenview Ave.
For a traditional Easter meal with a twist, Olive and June has exactly what you need this Easter Sunday. For $55, the three course meal for two features deviled eggs with harissa aioli, parmesan frico, crispy bacon, white balsamic vinaigrette spring salad with pickled strawberry, Easter egg radish, toasted pecans, smoked ham, tuscan fries, sauteed sweet peppers and onion with garlic, roasted asparagus and rolls. For dessert, the menu includes carrot cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecans.You can order your Easter takeout meal from Olive and June here.
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With more research done on the COVID-19 Delta variant, Austin Public Health is upping its goal of 70% vaccinated to at least 80% due to the extreme virality of the strain.
As more Delta cases are identified—up to 29 cases are confirmed in Travis County—health officials are urging the unvaccinated to get their shots to contain the spread and relieve hospitals from reaching full capacity.
Austin-Travis County surpassed the Stage 5 threshold on Friday and has reached a seven-day average of 61 hospital admissions. However, Austin health leaders have yet to make an official shift as the Delta variant calls for new guidance, APH Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes said at a joint Travis County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday morning.
The new guidance has yet to be released, but Walkes said it will take into account the viral load of Delta on both unvaccinated and vaccinated people.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the Delta variant was as contagious as chickenpox, which has a herd immunity threshold of at least 90% vaccinated.
Although 63.42% of those eligible in Travis County are fully vaccinated, breakthrough cases—where vaccinated people are contracting COVID-19—are being identified. APH has identified 1,496 breakthrough cases of the roughly 800,000 vaccinated. Most breakthrough cases are showing less severe symptoms or are asymptomatic, according to APH.
Health officials are still asking residents to wear masks, although the city cannot mandate any masking orders due to an executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
"Our challenge is going to be whether we're going to stand as a community and everyone who can get vaccinated, get vaccinated, and everyone where a mask—that's what it's going to take," Walkes said.
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Save Austin Now police petition will reach November ballot after county clerk certifies 25,000 signatures
Save Austin Now is now 2-0 over Austin City Council after its petition to add more staffed police officers to the Austin Police Department was certified, garnering over the 20,000 votes needed to make it on an election ballot.
The petition calls for more police staffing per city resident, quicker response times and more training for city police officers in the wake of increasing violent crime rates nationwide and a year of limited APD staffing. The City Council will now decide whether to implement the ordinance outright or add it to the November election ballot; it will likely do the latter.
Over 25,000 of the 27,778 signatures racked up by the public safety petition were certified as valid, well over the 20,000-vote threshold required to be certified with the City Clerk. City Clerk Jannette Goodall placed the city's seal of approval on the petition on Tuesday morning.
The petition, by the same political group that got the camping ban reinstated through a petition in May, seeks to:
- Require minimum staffing of two officers per 1,000 residents
- Require a minimum standard of 35% community response time
- Add 40 hours of training
- Require city council members, Mayor Steve Adler and other city staff to enroll in the Citizens Police Academy
- Facilitate minority officer hiring through foreign language proficiency metrics
Austin's 160 patrol vacancies have dropped its staffing rate to 1.2 officers per 1,000 residents, according to the department. APD's response time has increased by about one minute and 50 seconds in a year.
The petition comes nearly a year after APD's budgets were slashed by city council following the summer's Black Lives Matter protests, which saw several demonstrators severely injured as millions called for justice in the police-related deaths of George Floyd and locally Mike Ramos, an unarmed Black man killed by APD officer Christopher Taylor, in April 2020.
Austin and the U.S. have experienced a widespread uptick in violent crime rates in 2021. The city has reached 49 homicides in 2021, higher than the total number of murders in all of 2020 and the 38 homicides in the city in 2019. Austin police officers have seen response times rise as the department suffers increased vacancies and fewer newcomers while cadet classes are being readjusted.
Opponents argue the ordinance would ramp up a policing budget while taking away from other departments including Fire, EMS, violence prevention, and mental health care. City Council Member Greg Casar, the Travis County Democratic Party and the Austin Justice Coalition have spoken out against the organization's latest public safety move, calling out the campaign as a "right-wing petition" that misleads those who sign.
🔥 PANTS ON FIRE: Republican-front group Save Austin Now is lying about their petition!
They say their measure is about police reform, when it's really about devastating our city budget - all for the benefit of the police union. Watch the video here ⬇️ #ATX pic.twitter.com/Z6QQSfhHfH
— Gregorio Casar (@GregCasar) August 2, 2021
The latest battle between city council and Save Austin Now will be decided by Austin residents in the Nov. 2 election.
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Austin City Limits fest and iHeartRadio Fest are the latest festivals to announce the removal of rapper DaBaby, who has come under fire for homophobic comments made during a recent festival.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was dropped by Lollapalooza just hours before his set on Sunday, followed by the Governor's Ball in New York and Nevada's Day N Vegas after making unsolicited comments about men with HIV/AIDS at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. Rolling Stone Magazine confirmed with iHeartRadio organizers that DaBaby will no longer perform.
DaBaby will no longer be performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival — lineup update coming soon. pic.twitter.com/jAYfdJFxJf
— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) August 3, 2021
There is no word on who he will be replaced with yet, though rumors on ACL's subreddit, r/aclfestival, are saying they expect Tyler, The Creator, who performed at Lollapalooza. Kirk will be replaced at Day N Vegas by rapper Roddy Ricch.
Kirk later backtracked his offensive statements on his Instagram story, but again faced criticism for not exactly apologizing.
After facing a second round of backlash for his Instagram statements, the rapper posted on Instagram, saying:
In addition to being dropped from the festivals, DaBaby has been denounced by fellow celebrities like Dua Lipa, Madonna and Elton John.
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