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.
'Fresa's Chicken al Carbon' on Serious Eats
Fresa's Chicken al Carbon is a riff on the Mexican drive-thru chicken joints popular throughout Austin. Launched by a group of successful local restaurateurs, Fresa's sells take-away meals of whole chickens cooked over charcoal, freshly made tortillas, and beans and rice. It stands out from the pack by using only pasture-raised chickens from a local family farm.