Foodies join the SXSW crowd this year, along with food-loving writers, geeks, filmmakers and musicians. Bon Appetit's blog, companion to the renowned food and wine magazine, along with various Austin food bloggers and tweeters have compiled the ultimate foodie handbook to SXSW.

Within SXSW's interactive conference there are a number of food panels as well as a few side events ranging from "Cooking for Geeks" to food blogging workshops, eating in and "Austin Foods 101."

Cooking for Geeks: Science, Hacks, & Good Food
March 12, 5pm
Austin Convention Center, 9ABC

TECHmunch Food Blogger Workshop
March 13, 11am-5pm
Parkside Restaurant (301 E 6th St)

SXSW Eats: Austin Foods 101
March 13, 5pm
Radisson Austin

The Yelp Effect: When Everyone's a Restaurant Critic
March 14, 11am
Austin Convention Center, 19B

The Art of Eating In
March 15, 10am
Austin Convention Center, Day Stage

Gary Vaynerchuk [wine vlogger] Presentation
March 15, 12:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

Could The iPad Have Saved Gourmet? The (New) Future of Magazines
March 16, 3:30pm
Radisson Austin

If combining food, music, dance and film is more your thing - here is Bon Appetit's selected party line-up:

Pastries and Pasties
Friday March 12, 8pm-2am
Emo's (603 Red River)

Foodspotting Street Food Fest & Scavenger Hunt
March 13, 11am-3pm
Brush Square Park

Cupcake Social
March 13, 4pm
Tiniest Bar in Texas (817 West 5th Street)

The Bacon Takedown
March 14, 4pm
Emo's (603 Red River St)

Vegetable Feast
March 14, demos at 2pm, dinner at 7pm
location provided to confirmed guests

2nd Annual Austin360 Food Blogger Bash
March 15, 6pm-9pm
The Cedar Door (201 Brazos Street)

Nuclear Tacos at SXSW
March 15, 6-8pm
Brush Square Park

Milwaukee Beer & Brat Bash
March 16, 12:30-3:30pm
The Cedar Door (201 Brazos Street)

Cocktails with Sam Mason
March 18, 5-7pm
IFC Crossroads House (612 Brazos St.)

Flying Dog SXSW Happy Hour
March 18, 5pm
The Flying Saucer (815 West 47th Street)

East Meets Fest
March 20, 11am-3:30pm
Uchi (801 South Lamar Blvd)

For an all encompassing, ongoing "where to eat" SXSW guide look to The Food Blogger's Guide to Austin for tried and true recommendations from BBQ to gluten-free options.

Stay current with these bloggers and tweeters for the latest in SXSW food news and events:
ATX Foodnews
ATX Gluten-Free
Austin Epicurean
Austin Farm to Table
Austin Food Carts
Boots in the Oven
Citizen Taco
Fabulous Drinks Austin
Foodie is the New Forty
Lazy Smurf's Guide to Life
Man Up Texas BBQ
Misohungry Makes it with Moonshine
Taco Journalism
Tasty Touring
The Cosmic Cowgirl
The Rebeccamendations