5 Pop-Up Restaurants You Need To Try at SXSW

March 09, 2015

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5 Pop-Up Restaurants You Need To Try at SXSW

5 Pop-Up Restaurants You Need To Try at SXSW in Austin

From dining under the stars with a Michelin-starred chef to getting a taste of authentic Thai food in Austin, make sure to grab a bite to eat at these five restaurant pop-ups at SXSW.

SEE ALSO: SXSW Guide: Where To Eat In Austin


Chef Gerard BosseChef+Rémi+Fournier

French Bistro Pop-Up by Michelin-starred Chef

The French Legation Museum
807 San Marcos St.

Austin, TX, 78702

Local Austinites and South by Southwest 2015 interactive, film and music attendees are invited to dine on the grounds of the French Legation Museum at 802 San Marcos Street and enjoy dishes, wine and cocktails usually available only by traveling to France.

Bringing two chefs for sxsw, a one star michelin and a young talented chef, building a kitchen from scratch, buying all the products to the farms, organise the brigade in the kitchen, cook, serve, love. That is what The French Bistro is about, it’s about opening a restaurant for people to #eatastarsxsw

The two pop-up restaurants and bars are:

  • Restaurant Une Île, a Michelin-starred restaurant of Gérard and
    Catherine Bossé.
  • Restaurant Chez Rémi, a spin-off of Chef Rémi Fournier’s Angers
    restaurant. Rémi and Richard Audren have exported French food culture
    to Austin since 2013.
  • Cercle Rouge, a wine bar featuring natural wines from the Loire Valley.
  • Métropolitain, a craft cocktail bar with a special focus on
    forgotten cocktails.

The French Tech Club is a partnership built with resources from the French government, the city of Angers, and various local French businesses. The Club has one mission: to gather and show the best of France at SXSW. The goal is for festival attendees to experience
Savoir-faire in a “havre de paix”, a quiet place to enjoy France. In addition to the French Bistro pop-ups, the French Tech Club is the only place at SXSW 2015 to experience musical, cinematic and digital French culture. The French Tech Club is produced by Louis Montagne, CEO of the French company, af83.


Jeni's Ice Cream SXSW

Photo Credit: Jessica Warner for Austin Fusion Magazine

Jeni’s Ice Cream

March 13th – 21st from 11am – 12am
South Bites
604 Driskill St.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams takes on South by Southwest again at South Bites! I had a scoop every single day last year. Try the Salty Caramel and Brown Butter Almond Brittle!

Jeni’s is also an official stop on the ATX Food Crawl. Instagram a picture of your sweet treat and tag #ATXfoodcrawl. You could win a pair of weekend passes to Austin Food & Wine Festival.



Pranom Pop-Up

Pranom Thai Street Food Pop Up

3/12 & 3/13 at Handle Bar 3pm – 8pm
121 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

3/14 dinner service at Weather Up 5pm – 10pm
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
3 course with special cocktail paring for $75

3/15 lunch service at Weather Up 11am – 3:30pm
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
Thai Street Food

Dream Kasestatad began the concept with just a bicycle, making Pad Thai from his apartment and delivering it to his friends, neighborhood bars, and small businesses. Word quickly spread and he soon began catering a full Thai menu for radio stations, ad agencies, and celebrity parties.

To date, Pranom Pop-Up has served thousands of customers at some of Los Angeles’ trendiest bars and throughout California. Pranom has catered festivals, high-profile private events, Buzzfeed.com, film shoots, movie premieres, and TV shows. Recently, Pranom Pop-Up was invited to host an event at Santa Monica’s Charleston restaurant, home to the famous Thai Chef Jet Tila.

I got to try the Pad Thai and Khao Soi, best Thai food I’ve ever had in my life.



Toki Underground

Toki Underground

March 13th – 21st from 11am – 12am
South Bites
604 Driskill St.

Toki Underground by chef Erik Bruner-Yang has been nationally and locally recognized for its creative menu featuring hybrid Taiwanese style ramen, authentic Taiwanese dumplings, and Asian-themed cocktails. They will be serving tsukemen of sorts at SXSW.



Kosher Carne

Kosher Carne Latin Food Truck

March 14th – 9:00pm – 1:00 am
March 15th – 18th- 10:30am – 11:00pm
503 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

Kosher Latin food truck operating in the heart of SXSW. Food by celebrity chef Deborah Benaim, seen last year on NBC’s Food Fighters, powered by #openShabbat & #JNFuture!




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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.