Weezer, queso on the cob to headline 10th annual Rachael Ray Feedback party

It’s been 10 years since a little ol’ Food Network host named Rachael Ray decided she loved our weird little city enough to host a big SXSW party in its honor.

That’s a decade of crazy lines to get in, but free (and surprisingly delicious) food and stellar music once you get there.

Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano have hosted the Rachael Ray Feedback party during South by Southwest for 10 years. Suzanne Cordeiro/For American-Statesman

This year, Ray and husband John Cusimano have put together another Rachael Ray Feedback party that will draw thousands to Stubb’s, 801 Red River St., on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ray just tweeted out the poster for this year’s Feedback party with the band lineup: Weezer, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Margo Price, The Districts, Benjamin Booker, Bob Schneider, The Drums, The Cringe, Caitlyn Smith, Gutxi Bibang, Big Thief, Radkey, Lolo

The menu at this year’s Rachael Ray Feedback party includes lots of queso and two kinds of nachos. Contributed by Rachael Ray

Her promotion team also gave me the list of food that will be served at next week’s party:

  • TexMex TOTchos (Tater Tot Nachos)
  • Panchos con Queso (Hot Dogs with Queso)
  • Queso on the Cobb (Corn with Queso)
  • Nachos con Chorizo & Queso Suprema (Nachos with Chorizo and Queso)

This feels like the first year we haven’t seen a barbecue item on the menu, but with all that queso, I don’t think you’ll hear many complaints.

PHOTOS: A-list: Rachael Ray’s Feedback party, SXSW 2016, 03.19.16 

The food at the Rachael Ray party is always free, and it’s almost always hot and good, a feat considering how many people they serve. The event started on Sixth Street in 2008, but moved to Stubb’s about six years ago. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

Last year, Ray hosted her first Feedback event outside of Austin, but no word yet on if the Chicago Feedback event will take place this summer or not.



Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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