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 In ae-ideas, SXSW

South by Southwest is known for bringing large groups of people together in a celebration of Interactive, Film, Music and Comedy. However a huge aspect of the festival and of Austin as a whole seems to be left out of all the creative promotions: Food. You cannot leave Austin or SXSW and say you didn’t experience some great food. If you’re new to the city, here are a the top 5 places to eat in Austin.


You might’ve heard about this place before, it continues to be a popular place, especially in Texas, where it has expanded to many cities. They’re known for their hearty burgers with natural meat, grounded in house.

Kerbey Lane

Boasting multiple locations in the area, Kerbey Lane is a classic Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch spot local to Austin. If you’re looking for a homestyle meal head over to Kerbey Lane, you won’t be disappointed.

Juan in a Million

If you are looking to fill up quick for an affordable price, this is the place to go. Mainly serving authentic Mexican food and breakfast, they’re usually closed by mid afternoon. However one successful meal here could keep you going easily at least half a day.

Torchy’s Tacos

Now a chain restaurant all over Texas including a spot in Colorado, Torchy’s originated in Austin. Go and taste for yourself the tacos that have made them so successful. Their quirky and flavorful combinations will leave you satisfied no matter what.

Franklin’s Barbecue

You cannot get more Texan or local than Franklin’s BBQ. They boast an unpredictable schedule since they open at 11 a.m. and only stay open for as long as they have meat. Regardless the wait will be worth it to check off a legendary restaurant.

SXSW, no matter what is always an adventurous time to enjoy. It only happens once a year so make sure you make the most of it. That includes going to as many events as possible. Try some of these places then come visit Agency Entourage at our annual boat party and tell us how you enjoyed your day.

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