Where to Eat: SXSW 2009

20090216-southby.pngThe trio of SXSW Festivals and Conferences (Music, Film, and Interactive), best described as Spring Break for geeks, kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas. Maybe you've already decided which panels, screenings, shows, and parties you'll be attending—or not. That's OK, there are more pressing concerns like, where are you going to eat?

The SXSW Baby! Guide: Where to Eat During SXSW 2009, has all the answers. Originally compiled and written by Kathryn Yu, a SXSW veteran and a serious eater, this year's edition has been updated by Jessica Reynolds and Brad Graham. Restaurants included meet the top criteria of hungry festival-goers: close proximity to the Convention Center, easily accessible by foot, cheap, fast, and tasty. You can find all their picks on the handy Google Map they've created:

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More Austin Eats

Serious Sandwiches: SXSW Sandwich Checklist
Map of vegetarian-friendly Austin Eats
Chowhound's Austin Board
Taco Journalism: "In search of tacos y más in Austin, Texas."

Austin and SXSW Links

Food- and Drink-Related Panels at 2009 South By Southwest Interactive
SXSW Baby! An Official Weblog for SXSW
SXSW '09 Insider's Guide
Official SXSW site and schedules
Austinist.com and SXSWist