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.
'Frank' on Serious Eats
The food at Frank is just as awesome as the concept, where about half of the artisan sausages are made in-house. The Jackalope is one of the most popular, but they also do all sorts of weekly specials like the Venison Corn Dog and the In-and-Out tribute Animal Style dog, an all-beef Vienna topped with grilled onions, American cheese, iceberg and Thousand Island dressing, only available during SXSW.
Two years ago when we first featured Thanksgiving hot dogs they were few and far between. But with the new wave of modern hot dog restaurants—often run by former fine-dining chefs eager to experiment—Thanksgiving has become a serious hot dog holiday. Check out this slideshow for Thanksgiving-themed hot dogs ranging from elegant and creative to straight up ridiculous.