We're in Austin, TX!

By: Frank Samperi

We've got our boots and cowboy hat, so look out... Cooking Channel's in Austin, TX!

We're here to meet the passionate Food People around these parts — both Texas locals and Austin fans, like us, who're in town for the SXSW Interactive Conference. We hope there are some breakfast tacos left...

Come say hello at the Cooking Channel Beer Garden we're hosting at Easy Tiger, Mar 9-11. We're serving complimentary food and beer pairings, plus featuring an amazing line-up of bands.  Unfortunately our guest list is currently full, but you can add your name to the waitlist or follow us @CookingChannel for daily VIP ticket give-aways.

This isn't our first time in Austin. We've shot quite a few shows here and want to share our list of places you should stop in.

Cooking Channel Austin Picks:
Jalopy, 1502 San Antonio St.

Homemade sauces and home-pickled vegetables, all on a rotisserie chicken sandwich.

Have to Try: The Caprese
Franklin Barbecue, 900 E 11th St.

This roadside mobile restaurant churns out some of the best barbecue on the block.

Have to Try: Custom-Made Sausage, Pork Ribs, Fatty Brisket, Tipsy Texan

Cuban Sandwich Café, 1804 Briarcliff Blvd.

Owner Enrique left Regla, Cuba, at the age of 5 and he now owns this killer bakery. He makes his pastry with pork lard and butter -- what a way to start your day!

Have to Try: Pastelito de Queso, Café con Leche, Cuban Sandwich

See our full list of Must-Visit Food Spots in Austin.

Also be sure to check out our SXSW and Austin Eating Guides here:

Tune in to Cooking Channel for great food and cooking shows like these:

Photo by: Stephane Desjardins

Stephane Desjardins

Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen

Nadia and her bitchin' crew serve up declicious dishes with a touch of attitude.

Not My Mama's Meals

Bobby Deen remakes his mama's recipes into lighter, healthier dishes you'll love.

Symon's Suppers

Michael Symon shares his favorite crowd-pleasing recipes, from casual family dinners to drinks night with the boys.

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