Restaurant news, dining events and suggested bites from Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.
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Bouldin Creek Cafe's Tofu & Broccoli Salad with stir-fried broccoli & sesame tofu, local tomatoes, shredded carrots, sunflower sprout and sunflower seeds. Ashley Landis FOR AMERICAN STATESMAN

Where to eat during SXSW: Vegetarian-friendly restaurants

1:51 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and

Brisket taco from Capital Taco on South Lamar Boulevard.

Where to eat during SXSW: Tacos

1:45 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and

A pizza from Home Slice Pizza with a red bell pepper heart design. 02/04/15 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Where to eat during SXSW: Pizza

1:40 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and

Casino El Camino on East Sixth Street in Austin. The bar has a hell motif. This is a Buffalo Burger with hot wing sauce and bleu cheese, served with an optional side of fries. (Mike Sutter AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Where to eat during SXSW: Burgers

1:32 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and

The toasts at Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats in East Austin remind Matthew Odam of his 2015 trip to Japan. (Credit: Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Where to eat during SXSW: Breakfast

1:17 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and

The truck at Smokey Denmark serves some of the best barbecue sausages in town. (Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Where to eat during SXSW: Barbecue

1:12 pm Mar. 9, 2016

Once again, it’s South by Southwest time.

You’ve come for the tech. The music. The movies. The networking. The brand activations. The weather (hopefully). But while you’re in Austin, don’t forget we’ve got an impressive (and