The Best Part of Being at SXSW


[A follow-up post on my SXSW experience]

One of the best parts of SXSW (for me) was being able to explore Austin (food). In the short time here I loved this city – the food is amazing, the people are so nice, and the weather is perfect (less the summer). Some key points.


  1. When I came into the airport, I saw T-shirts that read “Keep Austin Weird.” Funny because Portland has very similar T-shirts at the airport there, that say “ Keep Portland weird.” Doesn’t matter which one came first, but the fact that people care to keep it unique – I think they share similar DNA. And from the environment there, I felt the same Portland-like vibes. Very refreshing, I liked the Austin-vibe a lot.

  3. Food – Like Portland they have TONS of food trucks, BBQ-ones, taco-ones, and just plain awesome-ones. Here are some of my favs of the week.
  • Best Wurst – “The First, The Best, The Wurst.” Super delicious bratwurst. I ate it two days in a row because it was so good.
  • Rudy’s Barbeque – It’s a gas station. Yes, the BBQ restaurant is a gas station that somehow got turned into a BBQ area as well. Best brisket I’ve ever had in my entire life. I will return if/when I come back to Austin. It’s a MUST go.
  • Salt Lick – Crazy awesome ribs.
  • Torchy’s Tacos – They taste great at 1am. I’m craving the Fried Avocado Taco right now.

The food amazing, people awesome, weather great…can’t wait to come back.


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