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FYI Instagram-Themed ‘Food Porn’ Brings Queso and Latte Art to SXSW

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A+E's television network FYI is taking over the Driskill for SXSW SouthBites with latte and edible art for the first-time FYI BiteClub. Everything is hosted by Michael Chernow, Food Porn star and co-founder of New York’s Meatball Shop. Among the events will include a SXSW-edition of the Quesoff and latte art.

The Quesoff will bring back previous winners of the summertime queso competition, including Frank and Mighty Bird, competing in eight different categories. Michael Breach, the artistic barista, will create espresso portraits using toothpicks in under seven minutes.

Austin favorite restaurant and trailers will serve up food, including Salt & Time, Torchy’s Tacos, Gourdough’s, and East Side King. Voodoo Doughnut is concocting a special doughnut for the pop-up, dubbed the Porn Star.

Food typographer Danielle Evans will create an edible wall installation spelling out ‘imagination,’ made with different edible items for each letter, like corn chips, herbs, doughnuts, spices, salsas from Torchy’s, and cured meats. Everything is safe to eat, which is encouraged.

The BiteClub runs from Saturday, March 12 through Monday, March 14 at the Driskill. The full schedule follows below. Food Porn’s second season will air later this year.

Saturday, March 12
Michael Breach Barista: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Voodoo Doughnuts: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Torchy’s Tacos and Salsa Bar: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Quesoff: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 13
Michael Breach Barista: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gourdough’s Doughnuts: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Salt & Time: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, March 14
Michael Breach Barista: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
East Side King: 12 p.m. 5 p.m.

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