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SXSW Recap: Cooking Channel Beer Garden

Sometimes after a long SXSW conference day, you just wanna kick back, have some good food, good drinks and good fun. The Cooking Channel Beer Garden was just that.

The party was easily my favorite interactive event– even though it had little to do with technology and more to do with food. Then again, maybe that’s exactly why I loved it.

The party took over new local favorite Easy Tiger for three nights, March 9 -11, and infused the entire space with Cooking Channel’s signature flare for tasty food and laid-back charm.

The food and drinks were complimentary and each dish was created by a host from the Cooking Channel, including Nadia G. from Nadia G.’s Bitchin Kitchen.

Food Network – sister station for Cooking Channel – introduced their new line of wines called Entwine, with Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon all on-hand. The Chardonnay was perfectly crisp for the humid evening.

As the evening carried on, the community tables started a harmless game of beer pong amongst one another, but some precautions were taken with all open containers.

That was a sign that we should head on home, SXSW still has many days ahead. Overall, it was a wonderful event, and it reminded me to check out Cooking Channel more and come back to Easy Tiger very soon. What more could a SXSW event ask for?’s Mamrie Hart, star of the new web series Fodder, gives a behind the scenes look at the event:

Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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