Since my "real" job (whatever that means) is in the "music industry" (radio is still part of the music industry, right?), I've always dreamed of going to the SXSW music festival. I've heard great things about Austin, Texas, and my friends and co-workers always have amazing stories of great shows that I am bound to love that take place in a really cool town. But this year, I discovered a new aspect of SXSW that makes me feel jealous about not getting to go: all the serious sandwiches.
Thanks to blogs, Flickr, and most important, the invention of the iPhone, the SXSW food porn has been pouring in since last week—and I have to say, the sandwiches look pretty damn delicious. Using previous years as a guide, you would expect me to be super envious of missing My Morning Jacket tear through their new songs at the Austin Music Hall, or Michael Stipe playing at the all too famous Stubb's. This year, however, I think I'm bummed because I missed out on all the eatin'.
After the jump, my recently created, hipster food porn-based, Austin sandwich checklist.
Not surprisingly, my list—made from the drool inducing photos taken by people descending on the city for music & drinking—is all barbecue. Any Serious Eaters from Austin care to add to (or subtract from) the list? Feel free to have at it in the comments.
Ironworks | chopped beef sandwich (pictured above)
Address: 100 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701
Stubb's | barbecue brisket sandwich
Address: 801 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Jackalope | pulled pork sandwich
Address: 404 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Salt Lick | chopped brisket
Address: 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746 (or at the Airport before heading home)
Ruby's BBQ on Guadalupe | spicy chopped barbecue beef
Address: 512 W 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705