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Another day without power and water for some, local spots around town are helping feed community members after a week of brutal weather. If you're in need of a warm meal, Austin restaurants have you covered with free hot food while supplies last.


If you are in need of drinking water, click here for a list of places providing water to the public.

And besides free meals and water at local restaurants, four different emergency food distribution locations can be found around Austin.

  • North Austin: Juan Navarro High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road
  • Central Austin: Millennium Entertainment Center, 1156 Hargrave St.
  • South Austin: Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive
  • East Austin: Dailey Middle School, 14000 Westall St.


Vic and Al's, 2406 Manor Road

Nixta Taqueria, 2512 E. 12th St.

Seoulju, 9515 N. Lamar Blvd.

Vera Cruz Tacos, 111 E. Cesar Chavez

Chi'Lantro, 11005 Burnet Road #108

Golden Tiger, 1816 E. 6th St.

Old Thousand, 4805 Burnet Road and 1000 E. 11th St.

Bouldin Acres, 2027 S. Lamar Blvd.

Buenos Aires Cafe, 1201 E. 6th St.

Taco Deli, 12001 Burnet Road and 7301 Burnet Road

PhoNatic, 2525 W. Anderson Lane Suite 280 and 200 University Blvd. 

China Harbor, 801 E. William Cannon Dr.

Schlotzsky's at Northcross, 2545 W Anderson Lane

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Whether you became a home chef when the pandemic began or have always enjoyed crafting delicious meals, it’s undeniable that no home is complete without a cozy kitchen.

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Sample some spirits
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Desert Door, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Driftwood
What: Attend Desert Door Distillery’s first Explorer Series of 2022. Guests will be able to sample Caliber on its own or in a delicious cocktail.

Eat some chili
When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave.
What: Enjoy great chili and great music at the 14th Annual Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will be donated to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians in memory of Nick Curran.

Enjoy some local art
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St.
What: The Neil-Cochran House Museum will host a multi-media art exhibition by Austin artist Nell Gottlieb, titled “Land as Persona: An Artist’s Journey.” Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South.

Catch some improv comedy
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: GameOn! ATX, 1515 Dungan Ln.
What: ColdTowne ThrowDowne is an improv comedy tournament between troupes that will take place in front of a live studio audience and streamed live to the world on Twitch.

Catch a Johnny Cash-style show
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave.
What: Experience music history with a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family set to the tune of the legendary Johnny Cash.