How to Win at Austin Food and Wine

I just made that up because it sounded nice. But, let the record show, I was extremely content at just how much food I consumed in the course of 48 hours. The end of April is a special time, the weather is generally enjoyable (Despite some rain showers here and there), the sun is out, you can get away with wearing a tank top. And it’s just a “gotta be outside” kind of vibe. Perfect backdrop for a day drinking food fest, right? RIGHT! This was my 3rd year at Austin Food and Wine Festival, a privilege I do not take lightly. The event generally sells out, and so obtaining a coveted ticket means you are one of the few who will have basically all access to copious amounts of good times fueled by food and wine. And in my case, lots of Tiny Pies and Dulce Vida Tequila soda’s. Because your girl has a sweet tooth and also enjoys a paleo friendly cocktail. There are a few events that happen during the weekend event, but the main kahuna is Saturday from 11-4pm and Sunday from 11-3pm. In theory not a lot of time, in reality a ton of time. You are out in the sun and alcohol is involved. Thankfully there are tons of water stations and shade and seating so you don’t have to overdo yourselves. Buuuut, plan accordingly because you’re outside. So, tips: Wear sunscreen, invest in a wine lanyard, definitely arrive on time so you can maximize food and fun potential, and dress not only to impress, but to fest. As you can see my dress covered me up but left me with a gnarly chest burn so lesson learned apply sunscreen everywhere! When you’re at the fest, expect to see a handful of brand activations.…

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