Every Sunday this summer at Snack Bar (1224 S. Congress Ave., www.snackbaraustin.com) is “Samaritan Sunday,” during which the restaurant raises money for local nonprofits. Past recipients have included East Austin Soccer Club and the Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, a portion of patrons’ purchases will go to Austin Pets Alive, says co-owner Bethany Andree.
Texas has some of the most diverse and interesting food traditions in the country. Texas Folklife, a nonprofit that works to preserve the state’s cultural history, is conducting an online survey to collect stories and details related to Texas foodways. You can share your holiday eating traditions, food memories and observations on how food has changed during your life at www.surveymonkey.com/s/V9GK6DS. The group will use the answers to create future exhibits and documentaries.