Visit Austin and R/GA have teamed up to create a charity cookbook featuring and benefiting Austin’s hospitality community.
"Austin Table" is a 55-page digital book that features two dozen recipes from restaurants including Sway, Güero's, Il Brutto, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Manuel’s, La Condesa and The Roosevelt Room. The cookbook costs $29.95 with all proceeds going back to the establishments in the book. You can find out more at austingiftshop.org.
The book is also part of Visit Austin’s virtual "Visit Austin from Home" initiative to help people find livestreams and online tours to experience the city from anywhere.
One participant is the South Congress fixture Jo’s Coffee, which shared the recipe for its intensely caffeinated and sweet iced coffee called an Iced Turbo.
Jo’s Coffee opened on South Congress Avenue in 1999 and has been serving coffee, tacos, sandwiches and prime people-watching ever since. A hub of community activity, Jo’s regularly hosts fundraisers, concerts and other reasons to gather. Dogs are always welcome.
Downtown Jo’s opened in 2006 in the Second Street District and has been serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch as well as the same Jo’s Coffee you love, roasted by Intelligentsia. Known for one of the best burgers in town and an ice-cold beer on the outdoor patio. Jo’s also has locations at Saint Edward’s University and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
7 ounces Jo’s House Blend (chilled)
1 teaspoon hazelnut syrup
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
2 ounces whole milk
1 tablespoon condensed milk
In a large measuring cup, mix coffee, hazelnut syrup, chocolate syrup and whole milk. Separately, in a small cup, add a splash of hot water to a generous tablespoon of condensed milk, and stir until combined.
Add condensed milk to the other ingredients. Whisk or shake for 30 seconds. Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice, stir, and let dilute for a minute before you enjoy this god of iced coffee drinks. Best enjoyed outdoors with a dog nearby.
— From "Austin Table," a new fundraiser cookbook from R/GA and Visit Austin