South by Southwest (SXSW) will consume the city soon this March, to the adoration or irritation of Austin residents. What everyone can agree on is that dining out anywhere near the downtown epicenter is basically impossible. Here is Eater’s updated guide with restaurant suggestions outside of the city’s crowded, very-branded centers (downtown, east side, Rainey, South Lamar, South Congress), offering great meals without the hassle.
Find everything from Japanese sandwiches at Choo Sando in Allandale to Southern fare at Cherrywood restaurant Hoover’s to tacos at further South Lamar spot Papalote to wine bars galore.
If you’ve got friends in town for the conference asking you “Where should I eat now?” direct them to Eater’s SXSW guides for more dining and drinking ideas.
Looking to avoid SXSW with drinks? Eater has you covered over here. For other dining suggestions, look to the Eater Austin 38 essential restaurants and the heatmap.Read More