I almost had a heart attack this morning at the Austin airport! They couldn't find my computer at the airport baggage services desk - turns out it was stored in a different area but that took 30 minutes to figure out. Once my Mac and I got reunited, we stopped by the Convention Center to pick up our SXSW bags/badges, then headed to meet some of the Surrogate Valentine crew for breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe.
The restaurant has a few locations - this is the original.
There's a wait, but there's also free wi-fi!
Somany options. Lots of vegan-friendly items as well. A number of readers recommend their pancakes. I can't decide between pumpkin (the seasonal specialty) or gingerbread. The waitress suggests a short stack of both. So, she is a genius.
I share with Abe. Here's the Migas + verde sauce that he orders.
Although the eggs/rice/beans rock, the pancakes are a little disappointing. Particularly the gingerbread. They are lukewarm, and need a lot of syrup. By the way, the syrup isn't very good, either.
We spend the rest of the afternoon napping and shopping. There's a mall within walking distance of my hotel. I'm a Jersey girl, so that makes me really happy. Tonight, we start SXSW-ing! Christy Meyer's movie Sound of My Voice is playing, so I want to try to see that. There's also Tech Munch (a food blogger conference) going on in Austin, but I think I may have to skip the opening party and focus on one festival at a time.
Oh yeah - and my podcast interview with Sound of My Voice is live! I don't have time to listen to it right now, but if you do, lemme know how it turned out!