MAP: Eat at these Austin-area restaurants, help Hurricane Harvey victims

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Local eateries and bars are donating to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts just days after the storm rocked Houston and other cities along the Texas coast. Significant flooding has left thousands stranded and in need of assistance, according to reports.

Poke-Poke, a local Hawaiian and seafood restaurant, will donate $1 per order to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts through the remainder of the week. Poke-Poke has two area locations— SOCO: 3100 S. Congress Ave., Ste. A, Austin; and Hancock: 2320 Hancock Drive, Austin.

Freebirds World Burrito will be accepting donated canned goods and bottled water for local food banks through Sept. 3 at all Texas locations, excluding most Houston area and Southeast Texas locations, which are currently closed. Freebirds World Burrito has eight locations in Austin.

Austin’s four Via 313 locations will donate 100 percent of proceeds collected from its Aug. 29 sales to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The pizzeria has two brick-and-mortar locations located at 6705 Hwy. 290, Ste. 503, Austin and 3016 Guadalupe, Ste. 100, Austin; and two food trailer locations, located at the Violet Crown Social Club, 1111 E. 6th Street, Austin, and behind Craft Pride, 61 Rainey Street, Austin. Collections will include both dine-in and carry-out orders from open to close.

Kyoten Sushiko, a sushi restaurant located at 4600 Mueller Blvd., Ste. 1035, Austin, will donate $40 per dinner to relief efforts set up by defensive end of the Houston Texans JJ Watt. Donations are also being accepted through YouCaring.

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, a local coffee shop and bar located at 500 San Marcos Street, Ste. 105, Austin, will donate $1 for every beer sold this week to Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts.

Freedmen’s, a barbecue smoke house and beer garden located at 402 San Gabriel Street, Austin, is accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief victims Aug. 29-Sep. 3 for delivery to devastated areas in Rockport and Port Aransas early next week. Donations such as baby diapers, new socks, underwear, cleaning supplies, blankets, feminine toiletries, towels, blankets, large wire crates, toys, treats, pet food, and supplies are encouraged.

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Luz Moreno-Lozano

Luz Moreno-Lozano is the Southwest Austin and Travis County reporter. Luz began working with Community Impact Newspaper in April 2017 after serving as the news editor for Cornerstone Publications in Castroville for three years. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013.

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