So it’s clear who the runner, blogger, maniac, over-indulger is in the family. But let’s get serious here, I do my fair share of eating too! I also have the glorious advantage of working downtown, affording me the opportunity to enjoy Austin’s fabulous lunchtime food trucks. I have to admit though, I don’t tend to venture too far from the office during the work day.
Plus, working directly across the street from Whole Foods (the Whole Foods, flagship style) essentially means that my cafeteria is a natural food mecca. But this week I trekked the mere block and a half to Lucky’s Puccias.
For those of you who don’t know what a puccia (read: pooh-cha) is, don’t feel ashamed. I was in your running shoes flip-flops a week ago. A puccia is an Italian-style sandwich from the Puglia region. The word means “pouch” (sorry to those who cringe at the sound of that word), and it’s essentially an inflated, hollow bun cooked in a serious fire oven. It’s then filled with any sort of Italian yummy-ness… veggies, mozzarella, meats, olives, anything your heart desires.
Lucky’s Puccias is run by Lucky (duh) and Kimberly, who have been operating the trailer for just 2 months. Lucky brings the Italian flair and Kimberly brings the funk sauces. All the puccias are baked to order – you walk up and Lucky throws a ball of dough in the fire pit. I went with the original – prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, pesto, and because we’re in Texas, spicy chipotle sauce. Lucky promised “a burst of flavor” and that’s exactly what he delivered! Hot, crispy bread, fresh ingredients, melty cheese and portable to boot. What more can you ask for in a lunchtime treat?
|Italian Sandwiches (Puccias)
|817 West 5th St
Austin, TX 78703