As South by Southwest looms on the events horizon, all the little bits and pieces of other smaller parties and get together that are happening in Austin pop up. The Social Breakfast is my contribution to the calendar of SXSW Interactive.
This year is the third official year of the breakfast, and as always the premise is very simple. Iâ€™ll be at Magnolias on South Congress, from 8am on the Saturday of Interactive (this year thatâ€™s the 13th March). Youâ€™re all more than welcome to come down at the same time to join me. Just as in previous years the staff have put aside their patio area so we can mingle and table hop and not get in the way of one of Austinâ€™s most popular dining spots.
I found Magnoliaâ€™s many years ago by jumping in a taxi and asking the driver to take me to where he would have breakfast (but not to take me to his house). Five minutes later he pulled up here, and I walked in and simply asked for the house special. All by trusting local knowledge and the staff. And Iâ€™ve been back as often as I can.
So the deal is simple. Iâ€™ll be there. I know that many people have already put the date in their diaries either because theyâ€™ve been there before or have heard on the grapevine that itâ€™s not a bad way to start your SXSW Saturday. We have a good breakfast, good chat, and start off as we mean to go onâ€¦ meeting new friends and getting reacquainted with those weâ€™ve not seen for a long time.
More event details and RSVPâ€™s are on the Facebook group.