With all of the uncertainty and fear surrounding the world right now, it's been impossible to head out for a nice picnic in public without being a risk to yourself or others. Though most of us can say we miss the great outdoors, we don't need a big public park to have a great day alone, or with our social distancing housemates. Austin is hosting its first city-wide picnic that will occur in each persons own living room. Here are the awesome details so you can join in the fun!
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, you can be a part of Austin’s first-ever Living Room Picnic by purchasing a meal directly from a participating local restaurant (complete with a bottle of wine or beer), get your living room comfy with blankets and pillows, and enjoy your meal either solo or with those in your home.
During your picnic, you can listen to music from a giant shared playlist curated by The SIMS Foundation that features local artists from Austin.
With this exciting first-of-its-kind picnic, you will be helping out local businesses stay open while enjoying the best music that Austin has to offer.
The list of participating restaurants is pretty long and includes local favorites such as Chi'Lantro, Easy Tiger, Loro, Peached Tortilla, Ramen Tatsu-ya, Tso Chinese Delivery, and Tiny Pies.
You can check out the entire list of participating restaurants and breweries here!
Many of the restaurants are offering picnic kits and other deals to encourage people to join in the city-wide fun.
For example, Épicerie Café & Grocery is offering 2 person Picnic Baskets which include fried chicken, wedge salad, mac & cheese with a sprinkle cookie all for $35.
The delicious Spread & Co is also having a picnic basket deal where you can get a large spread of Cheesemonger's selected cheeses, House-made country paté, whole grain mustard, pickles, seasonal jam and a mini boule of sourdough for just $50.
Buenos Aires Cafe is offering a fun Empanada Picnic for $45 which includes enough empanadas for 2 to 3 people, plus a bottle of wine (red or white) or a 6 pack of Quilmes beer.
Peached Tortilla will be offering a yummt Family Meal for $30 (serves 2-3 people) that includes Asian Pear Miso Salad, Dan Dan Noodles, and their Southern Fun braised brisket dish.
Plus, you can add on 2 beers for $5!
There are so many more discounts and deals, with many spots offering picnic basket deals so you can really get in the outdoor picnicky mood without having to leave your home.
Be sure to order your picnic baskets online from the host's website so you can be prepared for an awesome day of picnicking in the safety of your own living room.