SXSW and SouthBites 2016: What You Missed From Austin

March 21, 2016 - bbq set

This year’s South By Southwest Interactive and over featured in-depth programming on food, restaurants, and a world’s dining culture. Big name chefs, along with tech and media heavy-hitters, flocked to Austin to extract in panels, parties, and dinners. From Anthony Bourdain’s profanity-laced punk stone karaoke contest, a epic Austin takeover of Ramen Tatsu-Ya, to unsatisfactory gathering core barbecue, here are Eater’s SXSW hangover observations.

— Aaron Franklin, Jesse Griffiths, and Jason Stude baked adult dishes regulating vegan mayonnaise Just Mayo for Andrew Zimmern’s private celebration in a Westlake home. Franklin interconnected brisket with pimiento cheese, and Stude gave partygoers a ambience of anticipated Boiler Nine Bar + Grill with a red eye oyster.

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The chefs during Andrew Zimmern’s party. [Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]

— Franklin kept himself bustling during SouthBites. The pitmaster served smoked meats during a Bon Appetit celebration hold during his restaurant, a New York Times celebration during Easy Tiger where attendees swarmed a table, and a aforementioned Zimmern party, while still gripping unchanging hours during a 11th Street shop.

— For some bizarre reason, a line for Franklin Barbecue was impossibly brief on Sunday, Mar 13.

Post-Salty Sow dinner, and pre-airplane barbecue from Micklethwait Craft Meats, First Lady Michelle Obama told SXSW to “eat their veggies” during her keynote address.

— The leader of Anthony Bourdain’s punk stone karaoke contest was Austinite Erin Walter, who blew a judges divided with her enthralling performances of “Where Eagles Dare” and “Bad Reputation.”

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Ludo Lefebvre, Laura Sawicki, José Andrés, Roads Kingdoms’ Matt Goulding, Anthony Bourdain, judging punk stone karaoke.[Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]

— Bourdain’s sect of cook judges enclosed José Andrés, who over-excitedly talked adult or down to any contestant; Ludo Lefebvre who delivered passionless explanation (“I adore your fucking finger” to someone flipping a bird); Laura Sawicki’s voice of reason; and warn guest Queens of a Stone Age musician Josh Homme.

— Of a 3 collaborative dinners Paul Qui hosted for SouthBites, Alex Stupack combined his take on nachos with queso “because it’s critical to Texas,” served with what a server described as “next level” Jidori duck with an egg, chanterelle, and chorizo stew from Lefebvre.

— During a dinner, Lefebvre had a list of adoring fans, who shrieked and took photos with a chef.

—José Andrés’ Qui dinner with his ThinkFoodGroup group served as a reunion for a Austin restaurant’s staffers, including Jorge Luis Hernandez.

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Mr. Mc’s muffuletta. [Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]

— Launderette previewed a next-door market’s muffaletta with a bodega celebration during Mr. Mc’s.

— During SXSW’s featured session with Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer, judge and Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport had a bucket of Budweiser beers sent adult to a theatre and offering cans to Meyer and assembly members.

— Vice Munchies sealed SXSW with a celebration takeover of Ramen Tatsu-Ya on South Lamar, bringing together some of Austin’s tip chefs: Michael Fojtasek and James Beard semifinalist Grae Nonas of Olamaie, Charles Zhou of Barley Swine, Alex Manley from Bufalina, and hosts Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto. Everyone took their place behind a ramen shop’s kitchen, cooking and portion dishes like brisket tsukemen, takoyaki, and country-fried shrimp loaf. Geraldine’s fritter cook Callie Speer took over a list for a blithe arrangement of candy like lychee consequence marshmallows and fungus caramel ice cream.

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Salt and Straw’s Chocolate Tacolate. [Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]

— Overheard while watchful in line for Bourdain’s SouthBites panel: “He only manages to make food sound so badass.”

— Bryce Gilmore teamed adult with comedian and food fan Max Silvestri for a Taste Talks cooking desirous by dishes done by their fathers. Gilmore common that Jack Gilmore mostly baked meatloaf. Their takes enclosed brisket meatballs (with tortilla chips instead of breadcrumbs) and cauliflower pierogi.

— Portland ice cream favorites Salt and Straw had a clever participation around SXSW. Helpers gave out giveaway tainted caramel cups to people attending Kim Malek’s panel on food halls. The lorry set adult emporium during the SouthBites Food Trailer Park, where they previewed Chocolate Tacolates, Dilly Bars, and sundaes (made with Zhi Tea and strawberries dripping in Treaty Oak bourbon), along with a pop-up, all of that will be accessible during a shop’s imminent new concept Wiz Bang in Portland.

— Facebook’s Politics and Government happy hour enclosed candidate-inspired drinks—the Hillarita was utterly spicy.

— SXSWers’ late night dreams of Whataburger during a festival were dashed when a quick food burger sequence had to call off a giveaway food promises, alluding to SXSW and “maybe a super sponsor” (most expected McDonald’s) not being happy with San Antonio nonprofit Choose SA’s choice of partnership. The French grill pedicabs still ran, though.

— Rachael Ray could be seen dancing during her Feedback eventuality during Stubb’s this year, that enclosed an onstage coming during Naughty by Nature’s set.

— More Questlove SXSW eats, grill edition: takeout Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que and Stiles Switch BBQ Brew.

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Alex Stupak’s nachos. [Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]

— Overhead: “This is fine, though we suspicion grill in Austin was ostensible to be amazing,” pronounced by someone eating gathering core barbecue.

— Someone threw a acquire taco to Scottish cocktail rope CHVRCHES during their Spotify House set.

— Los Angeles chefs Ari Taymor and Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow baked adult a private Wednesday brunch for dFm during Whisler’s, portion marinated fish, vegan fritter cakes, jam, and sorrel pesto grains.

— SXSW luminary sightings: Danny McBride at Russian House, Elijah Wood during Otoko, and Wu Chow hosted a garland of actors and musicians: Ludacris, Rachael Ray, Questlove, Steve Aoki and Dillon Anderson, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt.

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