Heading To SXSW? Here’s A Foodie’s Guide To Austin

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The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) kicks off March 9 and in between the tech panels, music performances and films, a festival-goer needs to grab a bit to eat.Zagat helped us break down the best food scenes in Austin during the festival.

We give you the top choices for barbecue, food trucks, bars, and everything in between.

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content=”206 W. Second St.

Food: 29

Decor: 16

Cost: $21

The cafeteria-style eatery actually closes when it runs out of food, but the restaurant is described as ‘one of the best in Texas’ by Zagat.”
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Food: 25

Decor: 24

Cost: $43

This joint has a downtown-modern feel, with a huge wrap-around bar. But there’s no happy hour or reservations.”
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content=”1016 E. Sixth St.

Food: 26

Decor: 11

Cost: $12

Awesome Asian-inspired street food in East Austin.”
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Food: 25

Decor: 17

Cost: $42

Fonda San Miguel is known for its Sunday buffet brunch; it’s a perfect place to wind down after a busy weekend.”
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This eclectic-style restaurant is a new spot with lovely outdoor seating and seasonal cocktails.”
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content=”604 Brazos St.

Food: 25

Decor: 26

Cost: $61

Enjoy the a la carte tasting menu of this American restaurant.”
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content=”4710 E. Fifth St.

Food: 23

Decor: 23

Cost: $41

This bungalow restaurant goes ‘all-out’ with its French inspiration and them. It’s open until 1:30 a.m., making it a great spot for classy late-night dining.”
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