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It’s SX, so instead of featuring a single trailer for ‘Trailer Tuesday,’ we’re giving you a whole park full of ’em!

South Bites is a one stop shop for trailer food during SXSW. Aside from their stellar location (the parking lot at the end of Rainey), they also have some amazing places to grab a bite.

Here’s a rundown of my top picks from South Bites:

Burro Cheese. It’s a local Austinite and pro BMXer Aaron Ross’ latest project, and it’s downright amazing. They take grilled cheese to an entirely new level.

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Chi’lantro. They just took first place in Austin’s Mobile Food Throw Down, and they’re legendary among Austinites. Try the ‘Kimichi Fries.’

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East Side King. Post Top Chef, Paul Qui became a household name. His original project with friend and Uchi co-worker Moto Utsunomiya, was the trailer East Side King. Local Austinites know to go here to enjoy his delicious creations at a fraction of the price of his latest restaurant, Qui.

Gourdough’s. Eat an entire day’s calories with one massive, delicious donut.

When: Today, March 11th – Sunday, March 15th

Time: 11am – midnight

604 Driskill Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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Since it’s SXSW, it seemed appropriate to spice up Trailer Tuesday.  While we are still featuring “local trailers” today, it’s more along the SXSW theme of the week.

Photo Credit - Rebecca Fondren

Photo Credit – Rebecca Fondren


Top Chef winner and local food genius Paul Qui has done it again. He has orchestrated a gathering of food trailers to bring you South Bites. There is a section called “Qui’s Corner” which features some of his top choices including Cazamance, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, DUK Truck, and East Side King. While you are down there, it’s a must to try one of Mr. Qui’s own specialties so be sure to grab something from East Side Kings.

South Bites will also have a full service bar.  “Trash Artist” Jason Mecier will be there working on a custom mural.  South Bites does a great job of celebrating what Austin is about including good food, good drinks, and local art!

Open to the public.

When: today – Saturday, March 16th

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Corner of Driskill Street & Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78704