It looks like a beautiful weather forecast for the annual Austin Empty Bowl Project, a fundraiser that has been bringing soup-lovers together for 23 years.
The event returns on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis Drive, and it raises money for both the food bank's Kids Café program and Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Meals for Kids.
Area potters have been making bowls all year long for this event. (And some of them are highly sought after, so no fighting over them!) From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. attendees get to pick out a bowl and then pick a hot soup from one of more than 30 local restaurants and chefs, including Buenos Aires Cafe, Cafe Josie, Forthright, Guero’s, Hoover’s Cooking, Josephine House, Magnolia Cafe, Nasha, Sala and Betty, Sour Duck Market, Swedish Hill, Thai Fresh, The Soup Peddler and Wink.
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Tickets cost $25 and include a bowl, and you can pay $40 for two bowls. They’ll have live music and a silent auction of bowls signed by such celebrities as Kevin Nealon, Kyle Chandler, Ron Franklin, Marcia Ball, Bob Schneider, Ben Crenshaw, Carlos Mencia, Chris Isaak and Susan Gibson.
Many attendees also collect Austin Empty Bowl T-shirts, which feature a different design each year. They’ll be for sale at the event for $15 each, with vintage shirts available for $10. You can find out more about the event at austinemptybowl.org.