Two of our editors have been tirelessly crawling Austin to find the best food the city has to offer. And hordes of people are about to descend upon the place for the annual SXSW music, film, and interactive conference—including a panel at the interactive portion moderated by our own Jane Goldman. If you're going, knowing where to get a good bite to eat might make or break the trip. (So might getting your app a place in the pantheon of SXSW success stories, or getting your band signed, but we're here to help with the food.) So check out our tour of Austin:
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Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
A spice rub with paprika, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic, and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce with chipotle chiles lend mouth-watering layers of flavor to beef brisket, which gets incredibly tender after 10 hours in the slow cooker. Slice or shred the brisket and serve on good, sturdy bread for the ultimate BBQ sandwich, or make a combo plate with meat, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, or other classic BBQ sides.