Pit Stops

EAST Pit Stops are local restaurants and bars that support Big Medium with a donation of 10% of their sales during both EAST weekends. Take a break between studios to enjoy food and drinks while supporting Big Medium at the same time. Many Pit Stops feature the work of local artists.

Pit Stops are displayed below in the online map. You can also find each Pit Stop in the catalog map using the numbers listed below.

  • PS1. Cenote

    10% Donation

    6214 Cameron Rd | cenoteaustin.com

    Cenote on Cesar Chavez is happy to be an official EAST pit stop. We will have specific food and drink specials for both EAST weekends so be sure to stop by!

  • PS2. Lick Honest Ice Creams

    10% Donation

    1905 Aldrich St, Suite 150 | ilikelick.com

    To us, honest ice creams simply means we use only pure, wholesome ingredients in our artisanal ice creams. What doesn’t go into our ice creams is just as important as what does. We never use artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives, ever! Ice cream shouldn’t just taste good — we believe it should also be good.

  • PS3. Mmmpanadas

    10% Donation

    4209 Airport Blvd | mmmpanadas.com

    Mmmpanadas is brought to you by two people who love great food, travel, art, dancing, Austin, and each other. We hand craft empanadas from scratch with never bleached flour and the highest quality ingredients we can get our hands on. mmmpanadas are totally portable. Stop by the truck and grab one, put it in your pocket, and ride your bike around EAST!

  • PS4. Hillside Farmacy

    10% Donation

    1209 E 11th St | hillsidefarmacy.com

    Something about Hillside Farmacy’s oysters, locally sourced produce and cocktails that just makes you feel better. Perhaps that's due to its historical location in the lovingly renovated 1950s Hillside Drugstore. Or perhaps it’s because the fresh, carefully selected seasonal food that comes from local farms and ranches onto your plate is just good medicine. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch.

  • PS5. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

    10% Donation

    2316 Webberville Rd | lovethysandwich.com

    A rare neighborhood gem that offers a glimpse of the past. Located in an old Tejano night club, Gourmands is comfortably positioned on Webberville Road. The quirks of the building create a comfortable dive feel with cracked black granite tile on the walls, cast glitter sprinkles on the doorways, and a distinct left lean to the room. Its not a perfect building and its character is one of a kind. Enjoy a 32oz schooner of beer, or anything else from our full bar, while devouring a fat sandwich paired with soup in our locally made bread bowls."

  • PS6. Friends and Allies

    10% Donation

    979 Springdale Rd #124 | friendsandallies.beer

    Friends and Allies expertly combines West Coast brewing techniques, standards and practices with the vibrant and eclectic east Austin culture, delivering a fresh, high-quality, unique local beer to a growing, influential, passionate community.

    Friends and Allies proudly self-distributes all of it's product in the Austin area, believing that personal relationships with customers and the community are the best way to provide consistent, fresh, and enjoyable beer.

    Friends and Allies Brewing Company’s facility is located in the heart of East Austin on 979 Springdale Rd. It is adjacent to Austin Eastcider’s upcoming Experimental Facility and the Austin Bouldering Project, the largest bouldering gym in North America.

  • PS7. Killa Wasi

    10% Donation

    828 Airport Blvd | killawasiatx.com

    Killa Wasi is a Peruvian inspired Food Bus that infuses modern Peruvian cuisine with local Texas ingredients. Stop in for chicha morada lemonade, pumpkin donuts fried to order, and our vegan ceviche with cauliflower tiger's milk and seasonal veggies. {Featuring a rotating seasonal menu, utilizing as much local product as available.

  • PS8.Eden East

    10% Donation

    755 Springdale Rd | edeneastaustin.com

    Swing by Eden East, located at 755 Springdale Rd on Springdale Farm, for a true farm-to-table dining experience. During EAST, a la carte brunch will be served both Saturdays and Sundays until 1pm, then a variety of made-to-order tacos will be available until 6pm. On Saturdays, prix fixe dinner resumes at 7pm, reservations required. As always, Eden East is BYOB!

  • PS9. Kinda Tropical

    10% Donation

    3501 E 7th | kindatropical.com

    Always for pleasure. Kinda Tropical is part bodega , part beer garden, part cafe. Rotating beer selections featuring local brewers as well as international options, and a wide range of sake and wine (check out the sake "juice"box) . Whether you're looking for a cold drink, a bite to enjoy on our patio, or a sixer and a snack to go- we've got you covered.

  • PS10. Hops & Grain Brewing

    10% Donation

    507 Calles St Suite 101 | hopsandgrain.com

    Hops & Grain is an award winning craft Brewery in Austin, Texas. Passion for crafting the best beer in an environmentally responsible manner is what drives us. We've built sustainable practices into all aspects of our business, including recycling the spent brewing grains to make dog treats, canning our beer, donating 1% of our profits to environmental causes, and sourcing our ingredients from local and green providers. We specialize in clean lagers & hoppy beers and typically have 10 or more beers on tap. We are open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm and offer FREE tours at 5pm on Friday's and at 2pm & 4pm on Saturday's. Follow us on social @hopsandgrain

  • PS11. Zilker Brewing Co.

    10% Donation

    1701 E. 6th St | zilkerbeer.com

    We are local guys that have decided to follow our passion for beer and craft out a business. We are an urban craft brewery and taproom in the heart of East Austin brewing for the love of it. Focused on quality beer, fostering community, and craft beer accessibility

  • PS12. Hotel Vegas

    10% Donation

    1500 East Sixth St | texashotelvegas.com

    Hotel Vegas is one of Austin's most diverse venues featuring a live music venue, a cocktail lounge, a large patio and the Hotel Vegas Concession Stand food trailer. We host diverse events 7 days a week showcasing the best of Austin's creative class. During EAST Hotel Vegas will host guest artists, pop up markets, bands, DJs, the Austin Punk Rock Flea Market and Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

  • PS13. Ah Sing Den

    10% Donation

    1100 E 6th St | ahsingden.com

    The beautiful and intimate Ah Sing Den is a tropical Asian inspired cocktail lounge and restaurant with a lush secret garden out back. Serving until 2am every night with a delicious Dim Sum brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm. $5 Kimchi bloody marys, mimosas, and brunch punch.

  • PS14. Maggie Louise Confections

    10% Donation

    1017 E 6th Street | maggielouiseconfections.com

    Maggie Louise Confections is an Austin based creative confections company that brings haute couture designs to the world of chocolate. Launched in 2013, Maggie Louise Confections has reinvented the classic sampler box with color, personality and a unique customization platform making each box of chocolate a fun and memorable experience to both create and gift. While some say the chocolates are almost too pretty to eat, the company is praised for their nostalgic flavor palette, making these bite size confections a celebrated everyday indulgence.

    EAST participants will enjoy complimentary handmade chocolates and bubbles.

  • PS15. Gelateria Gemelli

    10% Donation

    1009 E 6th St | gelateriagemelli.com

    Locally sourced, small batch gelato made in house daily along with a full espresso menu and amaro bar. Stop by for a scoop and a Negroni between studios.

  • PS16. Spartan Pizza

    10% Donation

    1007 E 6th St | spartanpizzaaustin.com/

    Spartan Pizza is a family-owned Austin original since 2009! We offer specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches & appetizers. Each menu item is identified by it's Greek Mythological name like the Zeus or Cyclops. We pride ourselves on freshness so our dough, sauces and salad dressing are all made in house.

  • PS17. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

    10% Donation

    500 San Marcos St #105 | thebrewandbrew.com/

    Pourin' drinks into cups. Espresso bar + 38 taps of craft beer. Wine, tea, cider, and Topo also available. And now serving Rosen's Bagels and bagel sandwiches from 8a-2p.

  • PS18. Cenote

    10% Donation

    1010 E Cesar Chavez St | cenoteaustin.com

    Cenote on Cesar Chavez is happy to be an official EAST pit stop. We will have specific food and drink specials for both EAST weekends so be sure to stop by!

  • PS19. Vegan Nom

    10% Donation

    2324 E Cesar Chavez St | thevegannom.com/

    Austin's original all vegan taco trailer featuring breakfast tacos all day, quesadillas, queso, and more.

  • PS20. Friends & Neighbors

    10% Donation

    2614 E Cesar Chavez St | friendsaustin.com

    Your one-stop shop for drinking, eating, and shopping while you browse some local art or sit in our luscious backyard. Our cafe serves coffee, tea, and a variety of refreshing beverages including shrubs, beer, wine, sangria and other fun drinks. The retail shop has a collection of curated vintage alongside accessories, beauty and housewares. Our space will also include art by local artists during EAST. Stop on by for a perfect afternoon!

  • PS21. Southside Flying Pizza

    10% Donation

    2702 E Cesar Chavez | southsideflyingpizza.com/

    The freshest pizza made from scratch right here. We make the dough, the sauce, the dressings and we grind the meats. Our crust is just right, not too thick and not to thin. Superlative salads and baked chicken wings as well! An Austin original.

  • PS22. Grizzelda's

    10% Donation

    105 Tillery St | grizzeldas.com

    Full of character and charm, Grizzelda’s transports guests to Central and Coastal Mexico with its lush greenery, shades of pink and pops of floral wallpaper. From heirloom and traditional Central Mexican dishes and moles to fresh coastal crudos, the cuisine at Grizzelda’s runs the gamut of Mexican fare while holding true to Austin’s Tex-Mex roots. Grizzelda’s, located across the street from sister restaurant Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile, is the newly opened second project from the Jacoby Restaurant Group.

  • PS23. Jacoby's

    Drink special

    3235 E Cesar Chavez St | jacobysaustin.com

    Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile is a Transparent, Value Driven, Vertically Integrated, Ranch-to-Table dining experience located on East Austin on the Colorado River. We are family operated with simple, southern and rustic roots. We look forward to sharing our family with yours.

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