Team Foodspotting at our SXSW Street Food Fest 2012
Once again, the Foodspotting team took SXSW by storm! With our friends CHOW.com, we threw our 3rd annual SXSW Street Food Fest during the rainiest day we've experienced in Austin yet. Despite the downpour, our event attracted the masses, drawing 5,000 food lovers with our Golden Ticket giveaway, big tents, the chance to meet our friend, champion eater Takeru Kobayashi, and the promise of delicious street eats by Austin's beloved food trucks.
Rain, rain go away...
Luckily, the rain let up after 20 minutes into our 6-hour outdoor event so attendees were free to wander from truck to truck sans umbrellas and ponchos to try Austin street food specialities like chicken & waffle tacos, burgers topped with fried eggs and onion strings, kimchi fries and refreshing fruity ice pops.
Huge thanks to Arancini, Chi'Lantro, Good Pops, Hey Cupcake, Lucky J's, One Taco and Peached Tortilla for being the stars of our food truck extravaganza, which also featured the RVIP Lounge & Karaoke Cabaret for entertainment and an eating contest with Kobayashi.
Champion eater Kobayashi tries Texas barbecue for the first time.
Our Golden Ticket giveaway was a hit thanks to our partners Southwest Airlines who were on hand to award winners with roundtrip plane tickets. We're also grateful to Lytro and Torani for sponsoring awesome prizes, and On the Flipside for bringing their mobile flipbook experience to our Street Food Fest. We're already looking forward to Foodspotting at SXSW 2013!
Attendees lined up for delicious hot food on a chilly day in Austin.
Foodspotting table with our new shirts and CHOW.com gifts for Golden Ticket winners.
Check out our Facebook album for more pics from our weekend at SXSW 2012.