SXSW events are happening all over Austin, but here are some recommended spots in and around downtown, the nexus of the action, just in case you're still hungry after eating all the free food sponsored by start-ups and record labels. Barbecue, breakfast and brunch, tacos, and more on this guide.
'Easy Tiger' on Serious Eats
Many Austinites are shocked by a question—"What's a kolache?"—that would be reasonable just about anywhere else. That's because these baked goods of Central European origin are a staple in local doughnut shops, bakeries, and dedicated kolache shops. They're a remnant of Czech immigration to Texas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You'll also find various kolache interpretations in the Midwest. Here are seven of our favorites.
It takes something extraordinary to drag me down to East Sixth Street, Austin's infamous nightlife strip frequented by drunk college students. My reward for surviving the onslaught of shot bars and frat boy hangouts? The bratwurst on pretzel bun ($8.00) at Easy Tiger, a combination beer garden and bake shop.