SouthBites Food Trailer Court Lineup

Eclectic food truck list curated by Austin's 'Top Chef,' Paul Qui

Although the empty corner lot at Rainey and Driskill Streets is ultimately destined to disappear under a luxury hotel, for the next fortnight it will be home to a food trailer court called SouthBites. Austin's own Top Chef Paul Qui has invited a diverse group of food truck chefs to the party, which means the food will be fabulous.

Austin's own Top Chef, Paul Qui, SouthBites food court curator

Unlike most of SXSW, badges and wristbands aren't necessary at SouthBites because it's open to the public, but do remember to bring cash to shop at the food trucks. If you can't find something great to eat here, you just weren't hungry when you showed up! Here's an idea of what to expect from the mouth-watering menus on Chef Qui's guest list:

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Cazamance Experience chef Iba Thiam's healthy West African fusion dishes

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams The ultra-premium boutiqe brand from Columbus, Ohio will be scooping up signature flavors

DUK Truck The initials stand for "Dady's Underground Kitchen" and that means award-winning San Antonio chef Jason Dady's Asian fusion will be in town

East Side King We hear the ESK chefs have developed new menu items for each of their local trucks as well as the brick-and-mortal spot at Hole in the Wall

The Butcher's Son The wacky guys on this popular Dallas-area truck do amazingly tasty things with Johnsonville Brats

Chi'lantro Austin's own delicious Korean/Mexican fusion tacos and barbecue

Dock & Roll Diner Lobster rolls! Need we say more?

Hey Cupcake! One of Austin's original food trucks is still going strong and the cupcakes are better than ever

Foreign & Domestic Look for a deep-fried Waygo weiner with slaw, pulled beef tongue sliders with pickles, and a smoked veggie Frito pie with crema, plus something sweet and scrumptious from Jodi's Bake Sale

Pfamily Bites This formidable group from Houston is famous there for Vietnamese and Asian-inspired dishes

The Seedling Truck Chef Dan Stacy's farm fresh cuisine will include Lonestar jalapeno sausage; salt and pepper pork ribs; sweet potato and siracha soup, Mortadella moussee bruschetta; Pickled carrot, pinenut, and goat cheese salad with sherry vinaigrette; plus fried egg and bacon sandwiches on the weekends

The Peached Tortilla Due to their sponsorship by NBC's new Hannibal series, the tacos, bahn mi, Yume' dogs, JapaJam sandwiches, and sliders we all know and love may have different names, but it will be the same great food

Sugar Shack BBQ Good pulled pork is the name of the game with these folks

The Waffle Bus The sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwiches from this truck are a culinary phenomenon at events all over the Bayou City. Now they're rolling into Austin

popupdownunder This oddly-named little sustainable Aussie venue will be serving traditional Australian iced coffee, iced chocolate, lamingtons, and Tim Tam cookies

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