Sodolak's Original Country Inn in Snook, Texas.
We waited an hour and a half to get into Clinton Street Bakery for these blueberry pancakes. Later that evening we went to Momofuku.
400¥ for 2 fresh oysters chargrilled in the shells along the street on Miyajima Island in Japan. They were perfect; served simply with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
In the food world, Austin is known for three things in particular: tacos, barbecue and food trucks. Sadly, Asian food hasn't really found a home in Austin, save for Tyson Cole's Asian-inspired big hitters Uchi and Uchiko which, although amazing, are in their own category. But recently, Ramen Tatsu-ya opened and every night has been packed wall to wall.
South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, which runs this year from March 9 through 18, has expanded from the Music, Film, and Interactive festivals to now include a video game portion, fashion, and even panels dedicated to food obsessions featuring food celeb panelists. If you'll be in Austin for the festivities and want to find some grub between shows and panels, use this guide to help you navigate the street food, brunch, Texas barbecue, burgers, Mexican, coffee, and more.