Rach's Biggest Party Ever

You're invited to a blowout bash that brings together two of Rach's faves: music and food. The place: South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The scene: Indie and edgy. The menu: Hearty enough so you can do on thing -- rock out all day long.

There are a million reasons why I love Austin -- the vibe, the people, the food. And now I have one more thing to add to the list -- my party at South by Southwest, an annual indie-music festival. Under a hot Saturday sun, hundreds of fans rocked out to some of the best new bands around. John's group, The Cringe, got in on the act, too, putting on an awesome show for the packed house. But the real action happened between sets, as the crowd noshed on grub fit for big Texas appetites: gooey mac 'n' cheese, spicy Tex-Mex sliders and the tastiest ribs this side of the Mississippi.


Lager and Lemon-Limeade

Adam's Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze

Guinness Float

Cornbread-Topped Bourbon BBQ Chicken

SXSW Spicy Mocha Egg Cream

7-Layer Sliders

Austin Mac 'n' Cheese Suiza


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tips + how-tos


coming attraction

Interested in rocking out like Rach at the next South by Southwest? Check out the SXSW website for the announcement and schedule of the next festival.