2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Food Hall Nation: The Return of Public Markets

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

The Driskill
The Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


Once a thriving part of our urban landscape--though nearly absent in recent years--food halls and public markets are making a comeback locally and globally in locations from New York City to Orange County to Portland to Austin to Copenhagen. What’s driving this type development that clusters restaurants and food businesses together? Is it a trend? Is it overplayed? Is it here to stay? What’s next in this trend as chefs and restaurateurs react to rising real estate and labor costs, well, everywhere? Join some great minds in the movement and learn about the coolest food hall projects around today and those on the horizon.

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Kim  Malek at SXSW

Kim Malek


Salt & Straw

You know how you sometimes just want a break from reality and an escape to somewhere that's all good, fun and a bit of an adventure? Salt & Straw serves up ice cream that takes you there. The compa...

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Mike Thelin at SXSW

Mike Thelin


Bolted Services

Mike Thelin creates and consults on projects that grab attention and make impact on neighborhoods, cities and regions. He is co-founder and co-owner of Feast Portland, one of country's most highly ...

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Shaheen Sadeghi at SXSW

Shaheen Sadeghi

Pres & CEO

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Stephen Werther at SXSW

Stephen Werther


Bourdain Market



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