Food Truck Friday: Burro Cheese Kitchen

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It was my turn to pick the food truck this week. What did this lactose intolerant girl pick? My holy grail; My forbidden fruit; Burro Cheese Kitchen – the one and only artisan grilled cheese sandwich spot found on our culinary list. With no Lactaid in sight, I shrugged my shoulders and dove right in. What is the worst that can happen, right?


To show my dedication, Shaun and I arrived super early- only to find out that it would not be open for another 3 hours. In my cheese fueled desperation, we found ourselves looking for entertainment. Luckily we happened to be on one of the coolest streets in Austin, South Congress.

Ex-Seattleite Justin Burrow brought a simple idea into fruition with Burro Cheese Kitchen (). Great bread, artisan cheese, homemade sauces – all as a way to create a new type of cheese plate – a MOFOING GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH! *RAWR*

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Remember how I said that I was a sandwich snob? Let’s just say I wasn’t disappointed. While this place can be considered a bit pricey, I damn near left with drool hanging off my chin after eating my sammie in a Cookie Monster frenzy. I’m a classy lady.

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This is what we ordered:

Waylon & Willie: Beer Bread, Redneck Cheddar, Gruyere, Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncinis, Spicy Maple Bacon Sauce
Custom Sandwich: Sourdough Bread, Manchego Cheese, Smoked Prosciutto, Jalapeno Cream Cilantro Sauce
Side: Olive and Pickle “plate” (that comes in a huge ass container so be nice and share)

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Depending on who you ask, you get different answers on who’s sandwich was better. Shaun was super mellow with complimentary flavors. Mine was a punch in the face (KAPOW!) flavor explosion that I was desperately craving. The bread was phenomenal (I need to find out where they buy it), their lemonade refreshing, and the ambiance of South Congress gives them a couple of extra imaginary kickass points.

Score: 4.5/5
Cost: $27
Ordered: 2 Lemonades, 1 Cup of Olives and Pickles, 1 Signature Grilled Cheese, 1 Custom Grilled Cheese
Favorite thing: CHEESE
Least favorite thing: The Price
Type of food: Artisan Sandwich

The truck we visited could be found here:

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21 Responses to “Food Truck Friday: Burro Cheese Kitchen”

  1. Lorenzo September 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    I’m drooling right now…

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:50 am #

      Damn right. You SHOULD be drooling. It was AMAZEBALLS!

  2. Peg Peter September 7, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    OMG, those look so good. If I had known about this one I would have totally driven from Houston to Austin when we were there last week. YUM.

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:50 am #

      You should have driven to Austin anyway to see us!

      • Peg Peter September 12, 2013 at 10:16 am #

        I wish we could have. Too little time, too much crazy that week. For sure next time though!

  3. Miranda September 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Those look delicious. MMMMMMM grilled cheese.

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      There is just something amazing about melted cheese. NOMNOMNOM #sonotonmydiet

  4. Jennifer September 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Yum, the olives look delicious 🙂

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      In a page filled with melted cheese food porn you’re looking at the olives?!

      And yes, they were yummy. 😉

  5. Tom @ Waegook Tom September 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Jalapeno cream cilantro sauce?! That sounds AMAZING. And the olive and pickle plate is totally turning me on. Not because I have a fetish, I just love olives and pickles.

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      YES. But the moment I see cream and cilantro together I’m all about it.

      You know, I really love pickles but gherkins just don’t do it for me. *snicker*

  6. Alex September 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    After so much time in Southeast Asia I can’t help but fetishize both bread and cheese. Which basically makes Grilled Cheese my holy grail of foods. Which basically makes Austin my next domestic vacation spot.

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:41 am #

      I’m SURE. After I came back from Japan I gorged on cheese. I can only imagine after how long you have spend there! Hurry up and get here! (Although I’m telling everyone to wait until May when we have our own place and a couch for people.)

  7. Raymond @ Man On The Lam September 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Looks good but damn! 27 bucks for a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches?

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:41 am #

      Yeah… that part was painful. I could have made it cheaper by not ordering the olives, pickles, and lemonade but I think it still would have been around $18.

  8. Pete September 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Cheese has to be my favorite food group. Yes I said food group. I’ve probably had about 8 bricks of UK mature cheddar in the 2 weeks that we’ve been here. We’re off to SEA next and I know we’ll be suffering big time. great photos!

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Damn right it is a food group! Right alongside chocolate. And OMG I love UK mature cheddar. NOMNOMNOM

  9. Debbie September 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I think I am getting hungry after reading this post although I just had my breakfast. I love cheese and I should give this a try.

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Aww! Although I understand. Every time I see a really great food post I start drooling all over myself.

  10. Sebastian @ October 18, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Where can I get this in Berlin? 🙂 Looks great!

    • Erica October 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      BWHAHA! Come visit me!

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