With the cancellation of South by Southwest (SXSW) due to concerns of the worldwide novel coronavirus outbreak, many Austin restaurants, bars, and vendors are left with a lot of food and drinks intended for events, parties, and the expected parties. To make use of the excess product, here are local businesses offering food and drink specials this March.
There’s also a Facebook group where businesses and people are encouraged to sell goods/food/etc. intended for SXSW. Likewise, Austin organizations and businesses are rallying to help support the service industry in the wake of SXSW’s cancellation through fundraisers and bar events.
Know of other local restaurants, bars, and vendors offering discounts on surplus items? Let Eater know via [email protected] or through the tipline.
- Austin-based cookie company Wunderkeks had made 25,000 cookies for its SXSW pop-up shop at Royal Blue Grocery which isn’t happening anymore. So the business is now offering a discounted special on three half-dozen cookie packages for $25 (usually $36) dubbed the Surviving SXSW’s Cancellation Pack. (Online)
- North Lamar Korean restaurant Seoulju had bought a lot of soju ahead of SXSW for the festival and just in case deliveries from South Korea were impacted because of the outbreak. The restaurant is now selling discounted carafes of its house soju, Jinro Chamisul Fresh, for $10. (9515 North Lamar Boulevard, North Lamar)
- Austin gelato shop Gelateria Gemelli is partnering with catering commissary The Cook’s Nook and Joi Chevalier to make use of what would’ve been wasted SXSW-related food. The East Sixth shop will host lunch and dinner pop-ups during what would’ve been SXSW week. Owner Andy Sabola is also looking to connect with other businesses that are looking to help with the events. (1009 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
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