The Austin Restaurant Weeks event, during which local restaurants team up to fight hunger, kicks off Thursday and continues through Sept. 2.

More than 100 restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus, with a mix of lunch and dinner service. A portion of the proceeds from each meal will go directly to the Central Texas Food Bank. Two- and three-course lunch menus will cost $20, with $3 going to the CTFB, which they will use to turn into 12 meals); three-course dinners costing $30 will lead to a $5 donation (equivalent to 20 meals); and four-course dinners priced at $50 will lead to an $8 donation (equivalent to 32 meals).

Below are some of my top meals and deals for Austin Restaurant Weeks, with menu descriptions taken from the ARW site. If possible, make reservations now.

Lunch ($20)

Holy Roller: Choice of grapefruit brulee monkey bread or Trash Fries; and choice of fried chicken biscuit or migas kolache.

Hopfields: No menu available, but it’s a safe bet you’ll dig it.

Odd Duck: Gazpacho or soup of the day and one entree

Three-course dinner ($35)

Brewer’s Table: Hearth bread, Akaushi beef tartare and choice of pork ribs or burger.

Contigo: Burrata with seasonal fruits and vegetables, soft shell crab sandwich and pecan caramel cookie.

Hopfields: No menu available, but it’s a safe bet you’ll dig it.

L’Oca d’Oro: Choice of Wagyu brisket meatballs or fresh mozzarella with peaches; casarecce with sausage or crispy Oaxacan green corn polenta with mushrooms; and peach cannoli or sweet corn polenta with roasted blueberries.

Salt & Time: Beef cheek croquette, green salad and six-ounce bavette steak with beef fat fries.

Four-course dinner ($50)

Barley Swine: Beef tartare, shiitake pasta dumplings, pork steak and cocoa nib tres leches cake.

Dai Due: No menu is listed, but I guarantee it will be good.

Foreign & Domestic: No menu is listed, but I guarantee it will be good.

Intero: Choice of marinated summer melons and cucumber salad or grilled carrots with cheddar and charred onion; roasted chicken and gnocchi or spaghettini with grilled corn and sottocenere; beef sausage or shrimp risotto; and assorted chocolates or watermelon sorbet. Gluten free and vegetarian options also available upon request.

Juniper: Choice of little lettuces or puffy potatoes; rigatoni Bolognese or cacio e pepe; roasted chicken or mushroom risotto; and seasonal sorbet or panna cotta.

One-night event

Pitchfork Pretty will host a special pop Thursday night, serving a seven-course dinner for $75. Each meal purchased will lead to a donation to the Central Texas Food Bank that will amount to 40 meals from the non-profit.