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SouthBites Trailer Park-Because You Gotta Eat, Too!

Monday, February 8th, 2016

As much fun as it is trying to drink your way through the madness that is SXSW-you really really really need to eat something. So why not eat something yummy and convenient?

The SouthBites Trailer Park, located at 604 DRISKILL ST, is mere steps off of 6th Street, so there is absolutely no excuse to not partake in the deliciousness.

Hometown favorite, Chi’Lantro is not to be missed, and how can you pass up an opportunity to eat at East Side King, the brainchild of Motoyasu and Top Chef winner Paul Qui. Not to mention trucks from Houston, Charleston, and Portland, OR, to name a few more.

SouthBites at SXSW 2015. Photo by Merrick Ales.

Take me to the the Trailer Park! Click here to get going.

Take a few minutes to grab a nosh. Your stomach, and liver, will thank you.  See you soon, Babies!

SouthBites Returns with Incredible Edible Lineup

Friday, February 21st, 2014

SouthBites returns again this year with a wonderful array of Austin’s best food trucks!

Like last year the venue will be a parking lot on Driskill St. just across Cesar Chavez from the Convention Center, and conveniently loctaed on your way to the Rainey St. venues!

This years list includes:

Ms. P’s Electric Cock

The Waffle Bus

Micklethwait Craft Meats (we’ve heard great things)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Holy Kombucha

Garbo’s Lobster Truck

East Side King


Burro Cheese Kitchen

Be More Pacific

March 7 – March 15 | 11:00am-12:00am
604 Driskill St – Southeast corner of Cesar Chavez & Red River
Open to all SXSW Registrants & the general public!

Warm over your foodie instincts for SXSW with Culture Map

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Cutlure Map’s Austin section has started (like many) to look ahead to March and SXSW, and I’ve been drawn to their article on ‘unusual menu times in Austin‘:

“I’m a huge fan of Pinthouse Pizza for the pizza and beer, but my favorite thing on the menu is their Pinthouse Salad with spinach, red onion, dried cranberries, blue cheese, candied pecans and poppyseed dressing. A new place that has just opened on the east side is Haymaker. They have a hefty menu of meat and cheese dishes, but their black bean burger is one of the best in town.”

Josh Hare, Hops & Grain Brewery

You can read the full article here, and don;t forget to take notes in your SXSW Notepad for delicacies to try in March. You don’t know about the SXSW Notepad? Swing by tomorrow, we’ll tell you more.

Don’t forget your breakfast dates!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

A wise man once said you should organise your important meetings over breakfast (okay, it was CC Chapman). So two breakfast dates for your diary.

The first is the traditional SXSW Social Breakfast at Magnolias, organised by the SXSW Baby team. Running from 8am on Saturday 10th March, we have the back patio at Magnolias (South Congress) for some great chat with old and new friends – and gingerbread pancakes. RSVP on Facebook (and we know 7 million have signed up, but we expect around forty to be awake in time).

One more that’s gathering a lot of repeat customers every year is the Great British Breakfast, put on by Chinwag and the UK Trade and Investment team. A touch later (10am-noon) at Cedar Street Courtyard, expect a quintessential full British breakfast to be served.

New Restaurant/Beer Garden Open on 6th Street

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

What’s that? You’re in the midst of a typical SXSW hangover/need food/maybe a beer yearning but don’t know where to go?

Relax dear reader, the answer is the Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden at 709 E. 6th St (between Sabine and the I-35 frontage road).

This unique establishment fills the space previously occupied by the Texas Embassy bar, which served a great selection of local beers. During my chat with Billy Caruso of Easy Tiger, he mentioned that while they will have local beers, their philosophy is more about provided great American craft beers. He has certainly outdone himself, with beers on tap or in bottle from brewers such as Avery, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Brooklyn, Stone, and Ska and many others. Local beers include Real Ale and Independence (their Stash IPA is my personal favorite, so you *know* I’ll be there).

Easy Tiger will have 30 beers on tap, 24 glycol chilled lines running both inside and out (you won’t have to run back upstairs to get another brew), plus 6 unique beers on tap only inside.

But wait! There’s more! The crew at Easy Tiger make their own house made sausage (including vegetarian!), house cured meats including beef jerky, pastrami, and corned beef. These delicacies are offered by the 1/4 pound, 1/2 pound sandwich, or 1 pound Full sandwich (!!!). They also serve cheese plates from local Antonelli’s cheeses, and snack boards in three styles; German, Italian, and New York.

As if that wasn’t enough, Easy Tiger makes breads and pastries. With the bake shop, in-house sausage and meat curing and great beers, they have it all.

Easy tiger also has a wine list and softer beverages. All in all it looks like a little oasis in the craziness of SXSW, and for the record their menu includes the four basic food groups of SXSW; alcohol, sugar, meat, and caffeine.

Easy Tiger is open Monday through Sunday 7:00 am-2:00 am, with the beer garden open from 11:00 am-2:00 am. The kitchen stays open until last call at 1:45 am, so it’s a great place for that post showcase late night snack.

Check out their Facebook page here.