5 Things You Must Eat at SXSW: 3-D Printer Oreos, Cookie Shots & More

03/06/2014 at 02:43 PM ET

Dominique Ansel Milk Cookie Shots
Courtesy Dominique Ansel

Shots, anyone?

On Sunday at Austin film and tech festival SXSW, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel will unveil his latest dessert mash-up: chocolate chip cookie milk shots.

The French pastry chef has once again defied the science of conventional baking, this time to create a homemade cookie cup that somehow holds milk while maintaining a soft cookie texture, at least in parts. (Ten bucks says there’s already a line for these.) March 9, 11:59pm-2am at the Intercontinental Hotel (701 Congress Ave.), register here.

But Ansel’s not the only one serving lust-worthy bites at the fest, which starts Friday. If you’re visiting, here’s your no-fail checklist of what and where to eat before boarding that plane home.

Oreos Make Your Own Flavor
Courtesy Oreo/Instagram

Oreos From a 3-D Printer
Visit what Oreo is calling its Trending Vending Lounge to design your own sandwich cookie — choose the flavor of the outside, select the creme and voila, a 3-D printer will make it an edible reality. March 7-11, 12pm-7pm at the SXSW Gold Urban Oasis (Trinity St. & Cesar Chavez).

IBM Smart Food Truck
Courtesy IBM/Facebook

A Food Truck With a Brain
The future is now, or at least we now have a food truck that invents its own recipes, which is close enough. This IBM truck is tricked out with a computer program that taps into a database of recipes and pairs that with information about the psychology of taste to create something you’ve never tried. For example, an Austrian chocolate burrito, which we can only imagine as schnitzel and chocolate magically coming together in a flour tortilla. Truck will park at Red River St. and E. 4th St.; get more information here.

Rachael Ray SXSW
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Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party
For the seventh year running, the Food Network chef throws an all-day music fest teamed with a star-studded lineup of food and drink. Ray plans the entire menu each year, so trust that it will be stellar. March 15, 10:30am-4pm at Stubb’s BBQ (801 Red River St.); get more information here

Gordough's Donuts SXSW
Courtesy Gourdough’s Public House/Instagram

A Food Truck Bonanza
SouthBites at SXSW is a gathering of Austin’s best food trucks, serving everything from gourmet waffles to cult- favorite Gourdough’s doughnuts. Pictured: the Mother Clucker, a doughnut topped with fried chicken strips and honey butter. Dig in! March 7-March 15, 11am-midnight (604 Driskill St.).

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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lifeofasuburbanninja on

The cookie shots look amazing.

Anonymous on

the restaurant is STUBB’s (not Stubby’s!).