What to Eat in Austin: Food Truck Friday

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Welcome ladies and gents to a new weekly series called Austin Food Truck Friday! There seems to be a food theme ’round these parts. I figure, if I’m going out to eat it anyway, I should probably share where to eat in Austin. My hometown is rife with good eatin’.

The Austin Chronicle recently put out a “Food Truck Challenge” and without thinking, Shaun and I gladly accepted. That and its a great excuse to try new things around town. With our trusty calendar below, we will be marking off our experiences one by one, with a review of said trucks. There is a modern food renaissance happening in Austin. Young, hip chefs are creating gourmet food at an affordable price – all with the understanding that great food should be accessible to everyone.

Ever hear of Top Chef Paul Qui? Not only did he make Uchi a two week wait time affair, but brought his magic to food trucks via East Side Kings. Be prepared to wait during the weekends – his food trucks are hoppin’. That is the type of food I’m talkin’ about! (And I wonder why my taste buds are spoiled/ruined.) Going out to eat in Austin is an event.

I’m hoping I don’t gain a gazillion pounds trying to take this on – but in the end I’m doing it for YOU, fair reader! *cough* I swear. The only reason… *mumble mumble*

What would you like to see covered in these? Price? Location? Type? Star reviews?

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16 Responses to “What to Eat in Austin: Food Truck Friday”

  1. nicole July 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Ummm, can they travel to Los Angeles? Because that menu looks goooooood. =D

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      HAHA! Don’t you guys have food trucks over there? At least good TACOS!

  2. Arianwen July 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Hahaha. This looks awesome! And I love that you’re blaming us for having to eat so much. I felt the same about my recent time in New Zealand. Total chore having to participate in all those activities just so people could read about them 😉

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      Well, the blame needs to be put SOMEWHERE. <3

  3. Tom Summerfield July 21, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    Ohhh maaaan! That looks so amazing. Wish food trucks were more popular in Oz 😛

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      I’m sure people will come around eventually. It also helps that we have laws that allow for them. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

  4. Hogga July 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    omg this looks insane!

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Insane and filled with FATTY GOODNESS.

  5. Kae Lani | A Travel Broad July 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    There will never be a shortage of food trucks in Austin. Austin is like food truck capital. We are trying in Philly — but it’s not the same!

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      I think the last I checked they said there were 1500 in the Austin area. I can’t imagine how many there are now. I will be having Food Truck Friday for the next 30 years!

  6. Digital Nomads July 23, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    We don’t want you to gain the extra “gazillion pounds” LOL. Lovely intro 🙂

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      I’ll just have to get into the gym more quickly. 😛 I’d rather work out and eat what I like. 🙂

  7. Heather July 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    After two years in China, this sounds like HEAVEN! I can’t wait to drool over the photos!

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      I’m SURE. How do you live without CHEESE?

  8. Camp America August 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    I feel my trip to Austin will be only for food 🙂 Cant wait to taste some delicious food.

    • Erica August 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Hit me up when you do and I’ll make sure to give you a comprehensive list. 😀

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