Watch: Andrew Zimmern’s 36 Food-Packed Hours at South By Southwest

03/25/2015 at 03:51 PM ET

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Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival attracts visitors from all fields, from musicians to magazine editors, filmmakers to foodies.

Celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern was in Austin for 36 hours of SXSW—and gave PEOPLE an exclusive look at his action-packed time in the Texas capital. From munching on barbecue to sipping on dinosaur bone broth—hey, it wouldn’t be Andrew Zimmern without a little bizarre food, right?—the chef makes us hungry for more.

Warning: Probably best not to watch on an empty stomach.

For more of Zimmern’s food and travel adventures, follow him on Twitter, Facebook or on his website andrewzimmern.com.

—Diana Pearl

 

FILED UNDER: Andrew Zimmern , Barbecue , SXSW , Travel

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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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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