SXSW Free Food Alert: SouthBites adds three-day FYI BiteClub at the Driskill

"Food Porn" is a TV show on the FYI channel hosted by Michael Chernow.
“Food Porn” is a TV show on the FYI channel hosted by Michael Chernow.

SouthBites, the food extension of South by Southwest Interactive, officially launched a few years ago a pop-up food trailer park, and then it added a bunch of food programming, which is open only to badgeholders, in addition to the food trailer park, which has always been open to the public.

The open-to-the-public trailer park will return this year, and today, we learned about another free food and drink addition to SouthBites.

FYI BiteClub is a three-day pop-up inside the Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St., from the folks behind the FYI channel that will feature free food and drink from Austin restaurants and food trucks, as well as a SXSW extension of the “Quesoff,” a queso competition that happens every summer at the Mohawk, and portrait espressos from coffee artist Michael Breach.

Several food podcasts, including VICE’s Munchies, Food is the New Rock and Snacky Tunes, will record interviews at the BiteClub, and the event will also feature an edible wall from food typographer Danielle Evans. Michael Chernow, host of the FYI show “Food Porn,” will also be on hand for some of the activities.

Here’s a schedule of who will be serving when:

Saturday, March 12

Michael Breach Barista: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Voodoo Doughnuts: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Torchy’s Tacos & Salsa Bar: noon – 4 p.m.
“Quesoff:” 5 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

Michael Breach Barista: 8:30 a.m. – noon
Gourdough’s Doughnuts: 8:30 a.m. – noon
Salt & Time: noon – 7 p.m.

Monday, March 14

Michael Breach Barista: 8:30 a.m. – noon
Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts: 8:30 a.m. – noon
East Side King: noon – 5 p.m.


Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and

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