We know the joys of the Warehouse District and the Dirty Sixth during SXSW are many and that the magnetic pull of the conference panel is strong, but should you decide to play hooky and venture beyond the Colorado River, we don't think you'll be disappointed.
On South Congress, you'll find snack shops catering to a music-loving crowd and patios that are as much about people watching as they are about the food. South First Street is a taste of classic South Austin: vegetarian-friendly restaurants next to neighborhood Mexican institutions. Finally, on South Lamar you'll find the future of creative cuisine in Austin, whether it comes in a renovated airstream or in some of the best fine dining restaurants in town. Go ahead, be bold.
— With help from Eater Austin super-intern Jasmin Sun.Read More