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Austin Food and Wine Fest 2018 - With Shayda
Spending the afternoon day drinking and stuffing your face with tons of delicious bites by nationally acclaimed chefs? Sounds like my kind of party! And once a year, the Austin Food and Wine fest kicks off at Auditorium Shores to let us do just that. This year I was invited with a media pass to cover the fun and you bet I took full advantage of it. Literally I had to prepare mentally and physically for how much food was about to be consumed. So please be prepared, whether you’ve attended a food fest before or not. Food fests are not for the faint of heart. And I say that after having grown up in Austin, Texas, live music capital of the world. Not to mention our home turf food scene is 100. I’ve attended ACL for as long as I can remember, and I’ve even flown out of state to attend Lollapalooza over the years. And yes, food is a huge aspect of those types of music festivals, especially in foodie cities like Austin and Chicago. But as you can imagine, the Austin Food and Wine scene is a dedicated 48+ hours to food, food, and booze. And if you’re smart like me, maybe it’s food, booze, and food. IDK, definitely PSA to go into this type of festival hydrated, and drink throughout. Your body will thank you later. You basically are allowed to drink and eat in a park in the middle of Austin in the middle of spring. It’s hot but there’s still a slight cool breeze, the city skyline is there, and it’s just an overall fun time between tastings, installations, live fire cooking, etc. My pro tip is to start at the back, and work your way up. Hitting as many tents for food as…