The Best Things I Ate While at SXSW Interactive
At the SXSW Interactive festival -- which started last Thursday, and concluded today -- I represented The Village Voice at a panel called "Bite Me" organized by Chow.com concerning the ethics of food writing. But while I was working, I was also eating as much as possible as quickly as I could, both to add to my Fork in the Road food guide for festival attendees, but also just because I like to. Here are some of the best things I ate.
Kimchee Fries from the Chi-Lantro Truck -- Good fries prepared on the spot are smothered in kimchee, Korean ketchup, Sriracha hot sauce, grated cheddar, pump cheese, sesame seeds, onions, cilantro, and a few other things I probably failed to identify.
Smoked brisket (termed "moist" on the menu) from Smitty's in Lockhart -- Walk down the blackened hallway through the door and brave the blast of flames that pour smoke into the pits to get the barbecue at Smitty's, which occupies the original Kreuz space just off the square. The barbecue, rimmed extensively with fat and smoke-ringed, is the thing to get. No sauce! Eat with pickles and onions!