[EVENT] SXSW IxDA Breakfast Meetup // Monday March 15 8:30-10:00am

7 Mar 2010 - 4:29pm
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Kyra Edeker

In Austin for SXSW? Join locals and other visiting IxDA-ers for breakfast!

WHEN: Monday, March 15, 8:30 am

Yes, it's early, but we don't want you to miss too much of the conference.  You likely miss the first session, but you were probably going to miss it anyway, right?

WHERE: Cisco's Bakery

To save you time and trouble, locals will pick you up at the Convention center and shuttle you to breakfast a few minutes away. We'll be dining at Cisco's, a well known old-school dive on the East side that's chock-full of 60 years of local history. Tex Mex, biscuits, and butter in a bottle. 'Nuff said? By the way, Tex Mex is great hangover food.


If you'd like to join us, please send an email to austinixda at gmail.com.  We'll send you the pickup location upon RSVP.  Space is limited, and we'll need a fairly accurate head count to ensure rides and room for everyone, so please RSVP thoughtfully.

Looking forward to  meeting some new folks!

Kyra & Tori, IxDA Austin local leaders

PS. As much as we'd like to get your breakfast, it's BYOB (buy your own breakfast).

Some background on Cisco's:

Cisco's is a bakery, hence the flour tortillas. The restaurant business was a sideline and they didn't take it very seriously in the old days. In the secluded rear dining room there used to be a self-serve crockpot full of pinto beans with a little sign that said: "Tex-Mex Salad Bar." Cisco's became famous for breakfast thanks to LBJ. When LBJ told Rudy Cisneros to make him a Bloody Mary one morning in the 1960s, Rudy said, "But I don't have a liquor license." LBJ wrote "liquor license" on a napkin, signed it, and told Rudy to go get the damn tomato juice and vodka. From then on, Cisco's started serving free Bloody Marys starting at 7 am--the earliest place to get a drink in Austin for many years. (You can't sell liquor without a liquor license, but you can give it away.) You had to buy breakfast to get a drink--hence the enormous popularity of Cisco's huevos rancheros. The place has a liquor license now, but I still get the runny huevos rancheros and flour tortillas for breakfast when I visit.




7 Mar 2010 - 4:53pm
Mike Dunn

I'll be in Austin for SouthBy, but the odds of me being anywhere except nursing a hangover in bed at 8:30 Sunday morning are slim to none :P Hope I see some of you around the convention center, though.

8 Mar 2010 - 2:53pm
Kyra Edeker

Hi Mike & all,

Just to be clear, it's Monday morning, not Sunday.  We anticipated Sunday hangovers to be the worst of the conference and are thinking that your Monday one will be much smaller and therefore more treatable with migas.  ;)  We tried to strike a balance between all the existing parties at SXSW and still being able to meet up for some shop talk.

Thanks for all the RSVPs everyone,


Co-leader, IxDA Austin

21 Mar 2010 - 6:04pm
Mike Dunn


Hope the brunch went well- I was, as expected, dragging that morning and in fact missed the panels I had hoped to attend :P  The Barbarian Group party with Octopus Project and Man or Astroman? was pretty phenomenal :D.  It's sad, because it would have been nice to meet some of you Austin IXDA-ers since I am trying to transplant myself back there from Houston (currently talking to a couple of companies now but would love to hedge my bets even more).  Anyway, here's hoping you see me soon ;) 

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