It’s the little things that you don’t think about when your whole routine gets flipped on its head. With the arrival of Wes we quickly learned how little time we had to plan out meals, go grocery shopping, and spend a relaxing evening cooking dinner. Thanks to our incredible friends and neighbors bringing over prepared meals, we haven’t starved to death. But there are times when there’s just no chance we can get out the door to even grab some takeout. Enter Postmates.
Trailer Food Tuesdays has come and gone for the second time. Just like last month, ten trailers set up shop on the back patio of the Palmer Events Center overlooking downtown Austin. With six new trucks (Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles, Woodpile BBQ, Kebabalicious, Loveballs, Little Fattys, Bahn Bahn) and four repeat
offenders o’vendors from last time (The Peached Tortilla, The Seedling Truck by Royal Fig, Dock and Roll Diner, & Chilantro BBQ), the lineup offered a little (or a lot) something for everyone. Ev and I were joined by our partner in crime, Hazel, and our friend Brett with her furry buddy Archie.
Trailer Food Tuesdays kicked off this past Tuesday as a new series of events meant to promote and provide exposure for Austin’s somewhat saturated food truck market. The idea is to bring the fun and promise of the Gypsy Picnic back to Austin each month without the long lines, sold-out food, and general chaos of the big annual event. Instead, Trailer Food Tuesdays invited out nine of the city’s favorite trucks to create something of a centrally located pop-up food trailer park for all to enjoy. Without further ado, here are my thoughts.
The Austin FOOD & WINE Festival took over Auditorium Shores for two days, showcasing all kinds of famous chefs and local vendors. Originally I wasn’t going to attend (due to seemingly exorbitant ticket prices), I was able to win some passes thanks to Twin Liquors! With two entries, but Evelyn out of town, I scrambled to find some friends who had no plans this weekend. Luckily two were free to divide and conquer. Onward to the festival!
As far as food trucks go The Peached Tortilla is on my short-list of best evers. They focus on the highest quality food with new and exciting flavors, all while remembering everyone’s name. Their primary focus is on tacos and sliders made with unique combinations like crunchy catfish or pork belly (banh mi). On yesterday’s visit I went with the intentions of trying one of their new burritos. And let me stop you right there– burritos are not just bigger tacos.
Three months ago I had my first experience with The Peached Tortilla. At the time I was beyond impressed with the BBQ Brisket slider, so-so on the Chicken Satay taco, and undecided on the Banh Mi taco. Shortly after my first visit, Ev and I checked them out again when the truck visited our hood for the Flying Saucer Beer Festival. The food itself is reason enough to keep you coming back, but that’s not what blew me away this time.
Well, kids, the soon-to-be missus and I are heading
down over east to Florida for the big day. It’s been a long time since that interrogatory run, and we couldn’t be more excited for December 4th to get here! It’s going to be a jam-packed week full of last-minute planning, prepping, and partying. Sprinkled in between the mayhem (for me at least) will be sleeping, running, and eating. In second-to-last penultimate minute planning, Ev and I skeptically scoped out the SoFla food cart scene in case we do, in fact, find time to eat. Much to our pleasant surprise, it appears to be fairly mobile-eatery abundant.
A relative new kid on the block, The Peached Tortilla
really has its act together. Delicious food can only get you so far, but you also need to let your people know where to find you. This truck is a beast on the social scene keeping their fans updated where they are and when they’ll be there. But we can’t downplay the food. Like Chi’Lantro BBQ, The Peached Tortilla is a fusion of flavors, though a bit more subtle.