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*
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.
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)
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.
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: