Food, Hometown Tourism

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 thoughts on “Food Truck Friday: Burro Cheese Kitchen”

  1. 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.

    1. 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*

  2. 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.

    1. 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.)

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

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