It’s AFROTECH Conference week, and the good vibes are set. It’s almost like you can smell the Black excellence in the air.
With heaving-hitting speakers like Issa Rae, Robert F. Smith, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters — the conference week is laced with anticipation and an understanding that no ticket holder will leave AFROTECH the same.
Don’t get it twisted, however. It has been said once, but it is worth repeating. Those who work hard deserve to play hard. That mantra will also be active this week, with programming from official entertainment partners and the AFROTECH Music Stage with Rick Ross and Jadakiss.
And in true AFROTECH fashion, the level-up does not end there. The vibes of the conference will go into the final day with a Sunday Funday situation during the AFROTECH Brunch Crawl.
As you line those outfits up to bring to Austin, TX, don’t forget your best brunch look as attendees will take over some of the city’s hottest restaurants.
Let’s look at a curated list of eateries we’ve put together to ensure Nov. 5 is a vibe.
Just walking distance from the convention center, Anthem is an American pub that takes patrons on a journey in Texas and makes culinary pit stops in the Midwest, Latin America, and Asia. And with 40 options of craft beers, Anthem has a beverage pairing for any food item you select.
P6 Lounge Bar
Situated on the rooftop of The Line Hotel, P6 Lounge Bar will offer the ambiance of the Austin skyline with an additional view of Lady Bird Lake. Come for the views and vibes, but lock in for the small plates and craft cocktail options.
This restaurant offers a robust farm-to-table experience. With over ten local farmers and food vendors, Hillside’s food is locally sourced. From fresh oysters to specialty sandwiches, there is something on the menu for everyone.
Are you a lover of seafood? Then Café Blue might be the place for you. With a diverse menu of food centered around seafood, patrons have a ton to choose from. And don’t forget the mimosa menu to elevate your dining experience.
1886 Café & Bakery
Don’t get fooled by that year in the restaurant’s name. 1886 Café & Bakery serves up quality eats with a dash of historical context. With a robust menu that includes a bakery and coffee list, there is no doubt you can find something that will satisfy your appetite.
Want a little activity with your dining experience? Smash offers ping-pong for those who are invested in the game. Getting a good meal and a competitive game sounds like a win-win situation.
Self-described as honest food, Corinne serves the classic American dishes with a modern twist. Whether you want a grilled cheese sandwich, some deviled eggs, or a signature old fashion — patrons won’t be short on options.
Texas is known for its BBQ, but Stubbs offers it with a side of sauce and gospel music during its brunch hour. Get ready to get your eat and your praise on when you pull up.
If your appetite is large, the Moonshine brunch buffet is here to fulfill. Coined as bootleg and bountiful, Moonshine plays on the historical context of its name to offer diners a unique experience.
Punch Bowl Social
A national classic, Punch Bowl Social is the place to be if you want food and games. You can eat wings and play a game of bowling or get a craft cocktail while engaging in giant Jenga. Whatever your duo of choice, there is an option.
There are two brunch options, one with Prosecco and one without. No matter the choice, every brunch experience comes with a live DJ set and 90 minutes of shuffleboard. So, line up to do the Cupid Shuffle at the Electric Shuffle.
Fixe Southern House
A southern eatery with a luxury experience, Fixe offers its take on Southern classics like shrimp, grits, and fried chicken. If comfort food is what you are looking for, consider Fixe.