Hunger forces people to make bad decisions during SXSW. Despite the fact that great food options abound in Austin, when the starving mania takes hold, all bets are off. But don't walk into that PF Chang's. Consult this helpful map of the best bets for quick, satisfying SXSW eats.
A general note: this map is not exhaustive, nor is everything here a peak culinary experience. If you're starving and desperate, probably you are looking for food not at a traditional meal time. Usually packed locations like SouthBites might be doable. Also, don't listen to your desperate gut begging you to walk into the nearest convention restaurant. Down that free Kind Bar (everyone has a free Kind Bar), gird your loins, and cross either Congress or I-35 for less packed, and much more palatable, options.