Local Food Fun at SXSW

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Dine out at the French Legation and watch a Michelin-starred Chef at work  or support local non-profits while listening to great music. Check out a few of our favorite foodie events you can’t miss this SXSW.


Image from French Tech Club.

French Bistro Pop-Up
March 15-20

2015’s French Bistro is going to be even better: Chef Rémi Fournier has invited the Michelin-starred Chef Gérard Bossé to create a pop-up version of his Angers restaurant ‘Une Île’. Gérard is Rémi’s mentor and one of the godfathers of the natural approach to cooking in France.

The Chefs will be cooking in an open kitchen at the French Legation with locally sourced ingredients to share their art and demonstrate every step of the performance that cooking is. These two Chefs are going to offer a unique experience: bringing their most delicious food and talented teams to Austin for 50 lunches and 50 dinners. Book your seat now!

Freebirds Live Music Fundraiser
March 18-21

Freebirds World Burrito returns to the St. Vincent de Paul stage for their sixth annual four day celebration of live music, fresh food and fundraising. Browse local artisan booths and enjoy Freebirds fare while listening to a music lineup featuring local Austin favorites and more. Funds from donations, food and beverage sales at the showcase will go towards a new a mobile store and distribution center that will supply clothing and household necessities to underserved parts of Austin. Check out the lineup here.

Music By the Slice
March 20-21

Come enjoy some great bands, hot pizza, cold drinks, and big time fun for the whole family at Home Slice Pizza! The event is free, open to all ages, and no RSVP is necessary! All proceeds benefit Urban Roots, a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Schedule here.

Not headed to SXSW, check out…

Paella Challenge
Sunday, March 15, 11am-4pm

Watch as chefs and high school teams go head-to-head in competition to create the most impressive paella dishes cooked right before your eyes. All of the proceeds to benefit the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus. The ticket price is all-inclusive – meaning it includes entry into the event, sampling of amazing Paella and other tasty bites from the chefs as well as beverages (Beer, Wine, Sangria, Sodas & Water) and the entertainment for the day. Purchase tickets here!

Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair
Sunday, March 29, Noon-4pm

The annual Edible Austin Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair focuses on the wellness of future generations by encouraging healthy habits in children! This free event showcases local artisans, games, tastings, cooking demonstrations and live music. Learn about participating vendors and more.

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