Full of gusto, adequately rested and down to party, the Supper team flew to Austin for South By Southwest (SXSW) to launch our brand new iOS app. As one of the top ten finalists for ReleaseIt SXSW Interactive, we were super excited to present our pride and joy – the result of many a late night food coma – to an intimidating panel of technology industry experts, venture capitalists and high profile media-folk.
But for those of you familiar with the blend of ambiguity and excitement associated with landing in a foreign city, you’ll understand how vital it was for us to immediately find a place with “authentic Tex-Mex, flowing drinks and a buzzy vibe,” to kick off our SX experience. And it was this ironic turn of events that saw us turning to our own app for answers. Curated by friends far cooler than ourselves – including musicians Belle & Sebastian and The War on Drugs; chefs David Chang and Paul Qui; and influencers like Nylon Mag and We Wore What – Supper helps you match your mood with the venue’s vibe to ensure you have the complete multi-sensory experience. This was particularly helpful on many a morning when we were desperate for “greasy Southern-style home fries, ample coffee and chill vibes.”
The Supper crew were lucky enough to spend most of our week hanging out with our partners, Spotify, at the Spotify house, for what was an epic week of great music, amazing food, strong and tasty drinks, and good vibes. We witnessed some amazing performances by the likes of Odesza and Run The Jewels, as well as Stromae, Joey Bada$$, Ryan Hemsworth, and Hudson Mohawke – set to amazing sweat sessions by our new friends at Soul Cycle. Supper curated the food in the House, which included some of New York and Austin’s favourite eats. We started each day in style with top brews form Two Hands NYC, Jo’s and Austin Daily Press, before tucking into brisket and beans from La Barbecue and Stubbs BBQ – who ran out of food in a record two hours – and fried chicken and brussels salad from Paul Qui’s East Side King.
Highlights of the week included interviewing talented Australian DJ’s Peking Duk over a few tequila’s at one of our favourite Austin spots, Easy Tiger. After their latest two tracks skyrocketed in the Australian charts, it’s safe to say we can expect great things from the dynamic duo. We also had coffee with upcoming Swedish sensation Tove Styrke at Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors. It is safe to say the entire Supper team are now harbouring an innocent crush. Local blues musicians and some Old Fashioned’s at Whisler’s, followed by a surprise show by Passion Pit concluded the week in style and had us smiling all the way back to New York.