The CHOW Guide to Eating and Drinking in Austin, SXSW edition

CHOW, the only online food magazine to include a moonshine still in its gift guide, salutes South by Southwest in Austin. In the spirit of all of you who are generously sharing your music, movies, and general party proficiency, we’d like to share our food and drink advice.

What to expect:
You don’t go to Bologna for the sushi. So when you’re eating in Austin, remember: It’s mostly about Tex-Mex, friendly atmosphere, margaritas, and beer. Your odds are better with the migas (see Local Lingo) than the eggs Benedict (though there are some mighty fine eggs Benedict).

Neighborhoods:
We’ve concentrated our attention around SXSW venues, which tend to be downtown, around South Congress, on the east side of town, and around the UT campus. But we’ve also included some out-of-the-way places just because you may want to escape for a bit, and they’re worth it.

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Recipes

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)

Jamaica flowers and ginger make an exotic tea

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

An indulgent and irresistible combo of spice, crunch, and creamy

Guacamole

Guacamole

You’ll never buy it from the store again

Big-Time Barbecue Sauce

Big-Time Barbecue Sauce

A bone-suckin’ sauce from Dr. BBQ

Information was accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Please call ahead to make sure it’s still correct.

THE CHOW Guide to Eating and Drinking in Austin
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Editor in Chief: Jane Goldman Editor: Lessley Anderson Lead Writer: Mick Vann Art Director: Olivia Warnecke Copy Editor: Elissa Rabellino Contributors: Ben Brown, Regan Burns, Michele Foley, Jason Horn, Traci Vogel Photographer: Eric Slatkin Coordinator: Emily Hobson Maps: Nik Schulz Special Thanks: Jay Ewing, Angie Croslin, Amy LeGrande, and Bridget Ehmann