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With grocery store shelves quickly emptying and much of Austin struggling with water shortages or weather damage, dozens of Austin restaurants are giving residents much-needed warm, free meals throughout the weekend.

Here's a list of some restaurants bringing food to their community. This list will be updated throughout the day.

Z'Tejas, 1110 W. Sixth St

The Cavalier, 2400 Weberville Rd

Oakmont Food Company, 1106 W. 38th Street

The Vegan Yacht, 2000 Southern Oaks Drive

Juan in a Million, 2300 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Via 313, 600 W. Sixth St.


Following the purchase of a converted 34-foot-long van, Addicus' Legacy Dog Rescue's pups headed to their forever homes in style during its maiden voyage last week.

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  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 1/2 oz coconut sugar simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2-4 kiwi slices, peeled
  • 2 basil leaves
Directions: Muddle kiwi slices in a shaker tin. Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, syrup, lemon juice, basil and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a basil leaf and kiwi slice.
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Eighty-seven providers in Travis County will receive a total of 75,540 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 8 as part of the 13th weekly allocation, a nearly 62% increase compared to last week's. The significant increase is largely due to inclusion of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which received an emergency use authorization from the FDA last weekend.

The bulk will go to hub providers Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin, the clinical wing of Dell Medical School, as well as to Seton Medical Center, which will receive the largest share of this week's shipment. These three providers will either receive doses from Moderna or Pfizer.

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