Eatocracy at SXSW
March 11th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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Tacos, tequila, migas and micheladas, oh my! By the time you're reading this, Eatocracy editors Kat and Sarah will likely be part human, part tortilla.

Yup - they're headed (along with staffs of CNN Tech, Entertainment, iReport and more) to the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, where they'll be speaking on panels at the TECHmunch conference, reporting on the Austin food scene, holding court at the CNN Grill, interviewing chef/documentary star Chef Paul Liebrandt, diverting to Lockhart, Texas, for some serious barbecue and (shhhh!) throwing a Secret Supper with a local superstar chef and generally trying to cram as much trailer food into their mouths as medically possible.

Keep tabs on Eatocracy's escapades by following the SXSW tag and see what the whole team is up to at our brand new What's Next blog and iReport.

Need more? Kat tweets as @kittenwithawhip, Sarah as @sarahletrent and the two of 'em together @eatocracy. Tip them off to your favorite bites on Twitter or via the comments below.

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  1. Benjamin

    Hey there– I am an Austinite. I went to HS in the suburbs and took nine years to graduate from UT– so I can be honest with you when I say there is a lot of excellent food spots in Austin. For Sushi: Uchi's. For BBQ: Go to Ruby's BBQ on Guadalupe and 29th. Not only do they use organic produce and grass fed beef brisket, their sides are amazing (mustard potato salad, creamy cole slaw, and the spicy bbq pinto beans are my personal favorites). And they bbq sauce you could chase a shot of tequila with- its just that good. They also have awesome vegetarian options. (I have no apologies pluggin' this place- I worked there when I went to school. It has a great history and excellent food.) <–If you go there, tell them you got referred by Benjamin. :-) While you are in the neighborhood, you can go to an awesome venue and "cultural safespace" right next door at Spiderhouse– which is an awesome coffeeshop/bar. Soul Food: Check out Hoover's. Big-As-Yo-Face Chicken Fried Steaks, with mashed potatoes covered with cream gravy, fried okra and jalapeno cheese grits. Best Margarita: Trudy's (its right next door to Ruby's and Spiderhouse- so you get three birds with one stone!) Get the Top Shelf Margarita– you can only purchase two– and then they cut you off of everything, so space 'em out. :-) Best Burger: YourMom's on East Ceasar Chavez– seriously, this is a STUFFED gourmet burger.... Bask in the glory of the Rita Chala- a chorizo and pepperjack cheese stuffed burger, with a green chile and a fried egg on top... seriously, its ridiculously good. Have a great time in town.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  2. Marisa

    You should definitely check out Olivia, Barley Swine, Torchy's Tacos & Musashino! Don't forget La Patisserie – a cute french bakery in South Austin.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  3. Vanessa Tobias

    The Best Barbecue is The County Line!!! They are an Austin original and have been serving barbecue for 35 years!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants on his week off

    Mmmm. Tacos.

    March 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  5. RichardHead@Kat & SLT

    Ohhhh,the Spatula Twins are in my stomping grounds now. Lockhart,Tx–WIN! Go straight to Black's BBQ. Yea,I know everyone talks about Kreutz Market,but the BEST is BLACK'S. Remember to Do-Si-Dooooooooh!!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • Evil Groan

      You should meet them there and show them how to linedance properly. They are from New York, after all.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
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