Discovering Austin, TX Food Trucks
My last visit to Food trucks | wilbertbaan | Flickr
Austin was unfortunately the week after the city had been taken over by South by Southwest. I may of missed this amazing music festival but had another amazing opportunity to experience the city's eclectic, taco trendy and tasty cuisine!
Austin’s food trucks serve delicious tacos on the streets or in these “trailer park” block lots all year round - where you can visit and try any number of trucks. These parks are the perfect way to sample a huge and diverse variety of treats (and am sure they fed the thousands of concert goers during the festival I missed by a week!)
Jeff Clark one of our vendor chefs, he is from the area - took Bob and I on a two day food tour of a bunch of great places to eat all over Austin. Here is a list of just a few of Austin's finest and some of the dishes we experienced!
“The Peached Tortilla” served Southern and Asian flavors to perfection. I just read that this truck is so popular that they will be opening a brick and mortar location this fall. One of my favorites there was the BBQ Brisket taco. It had dry rubbed brisket, a creamy apple slaw and a delicious smoky roasted peach BBQ sauce.
Another called “Chi'lantro” does the fusion cuisine that reminds me of the amazing Kogi Food truck in L.A. The Korean-Mexican hybrid combines two of the most perfect foods -- tacos and kimchi. One of their must-order items are the kimchi fries, which are smothered in cheese, sriracha and a creamy "magic" sauce. They are then topped off with caramelized kimchi and Korean BBQ. This sweet, tangy, savory and spicy dish was one of my favorites!
At the top of my list was “Torchy's Tacos”, and they have “Damn Good” tacos, enough said! These guys are Austin natives and they take their tacos seriously. One of my favorites (I have a few) is the Trailer Park taco. This taco starts with a flour tortilla, is filled with fried chicken, green chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheese and a poblano sauce. You can also order it Trashy and they will sub the lettuce with their queso, yes - they will cover your taco in queso.
These were just three of so many tasty places we ate at, I could go on and on . . . there were a number of other restaurants not trucks that we also tried that were equally amazing! To be continued . . .