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Trailer eateries are now and Austin, Texas staple. You can find almost anything you want to eat on any street corner with the many trailer eateries in Austin!

Trailer food, live music, and a movie make the perfect trifecta.

Do512 is back at again with the third season of Sound & Cinema at The Long Center. On select Wednesdays this summer they’ll be hosting some of our favorite movies paired with live music before the feature presentation at sunset.

You can enjoy dinner from Food Truck favorites including Frank, The Peached Tortilla, Yeti Frozen Custard, Garbo’s Maine Lobster, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G’s, and Boomerang’s.

Unfortunately, dogs are not invited to the party.

2015 Sound & Cinema Schedule:

Admission: Free

Food Trailers Open: 6 pm
Sunset Concerts Begin: 7 pm
The Movie Begins: 8 pm

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thelongcenter.org/event/sound-cinema/

Photo Credit: The Long Center

 

 

 

You’re invited to the first Food Truck Taste Off sponsored by Able Lending. We’re hosting an epic battle at Hops and Grain Brewery between two of our favorite food trailers: Chi’lantro, home of the world’s greatest kimchi fries, and Burro Cheese Kitchen, purveyors of gourmet grilled cheese deliciousness!

Guests are encouraged to taste four courses from the competitors (two from each), and to vote on which trailer they believe should be crowned the Taste Off King. Each course will be paired with a pour from the Hops and Grain Taproom, and you’ll receive a souvenir glass to take home as well.

Only 200 tickets will be sold and we expect them to go quickly! Join us.

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Food Truck Taste Off

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 7-9PM

Where: Hops and Grain Brewery

507 Calles

Austin, TX 78702

(Go East on 6th Street, when it ends, you’re there)

Price: $24

Ages 21+ only

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Mark your calendars! Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center is back next Tuesday, July 7th.

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This month the trailers include:

  • Mmmpanadas
  • Cool Beans
  • Little Lucy’s mini donuts
  • Thai kitchen express “Eat Thai or Die”
  • My Granny’s Kitchen
  • Wholly Kabob
  • Rosarito
  • Pop Art
  • Mission Dogs
  • Sno Labs
  • Quality Seafood Market
  • SLAB BBQ
  • Peached Tortilla
  • Bandwagon TX
  • Foodapalooza

There will be more than just food including these vendors and activites:

  • Kong Screen Printing: Onsite Screen Printing of TFT and Austin themed shirts
  • Goodwill will be collecting donations
  • Rickshaw Boots and Flops: shopping experience
  • Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook signing from 5p-7p with books on sale ($5-$20)
  • Free Camp Gladiator Workout at 6p
  • The Band this month is MilkDrive

Mark your calendar for next week, July 7th and the August 4th date.

Location:
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/1014817775197684/

 

Trailer Food Tuesday is coming back to The Long Center this summer. As most things in Texas it’s bigger and better than ever.

In 2014, the max number of trucks was 15. This year, that is the minimum. They’re starting with 15 trucks on June 9 and capping it at 19 trucks on an event-by-event basis.

They’re incorporating the lower drive of the Long Center and putting trucks down there as well. This means more seating, more trucks, shorter lines!

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The bands are getting bigger too! June 9 will host a full stage set-up and audio system.

They’ll have lawn games. They’ll provide games and are encouraging people to bring their own (crowd safe) games.

This year there will be vendors! They’ve carefully selected three local vendors to add to the experience of the event. These include Kong Screen Printing, Typewriter Rodeo and Rocket Electrics.

  • Event-Specific Screen Prints
  • Custom on-site poems written on incredibly cool vintage typewriters (paid for by donations)
  • Test rides on Rocket Electric bikes

And now without further ado here are the trailers participating in the first Trailer Food Tuesday of the season:

  • Burro Cheese Kitchen
  • Load A Bowl
  • Dock & Bowl Diner
  • Ain’t Ya Momma’s Pie
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Café Ybor Food Bus
  • OMG! Cheesecakery
  • The Peached Tortilla
  • Red White And QUE
  • ALC Steaks
  • Gibroni’s Louie G’s
  • Heros Gyros
  • Hand Helds Quality Sliders
  • DFG Noodles

Trailer Food Tuesday is Produced by Food Trailer Productions (The Peached Tortilla, Food Trailers Austin and Trailer Food Diaries) and presented by Howdy Honda.

Come hang out, its going to be a blast!

Mark your calendar for these dates:

June 9th
July 7th
August 4th

Location:
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.trailerfoodtuesdays.com

With so many new food trucks popping up, it’s hard to know which are worthy of your appetite. Our friends at Austin Passbook are food truck experts, and they’ve gone out and tried many of the new trucks (there are so many!) and created a quick list of 5 you must try. If they’ve missed some great ones, let us know your new favorites in the comments below.

1. 40 North – The pizzas here are neapolitan style. With their handmade mozzarella, wood fired brick oven, and the perfect balance of chew, crunch, and airiness to their crust, you’re going to love these pies.

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2. Uncle Bob’s BBQ – Thomas Claybar and Shawn Jackson are one of the newest BBQ trucks in town, and they’re doing it right. They’ve got a lot of BBQ options with Pork, Beef Brisket and Sausages smoked daily.

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3. Boteco ATX – Brazilian born owner Fernando Marri brings some authentic flavors to their new truck. Some of the ingredients can’t even be found in Austin. Grab some authentic food here and watch a soccer game on their truck mounted TV.

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4. Bistro Vonish – Owner and Chef Craig Vanis has created a new experience with this truck offering high-end vegan delights. Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll find something to love on the ever changing menu.

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5. TLocs Sonora Hot Dogs – Simply calling these creations hot dogs don’t do them justice. These Sonora Dogs, artfully crafted by owner Miguel Kaiser, are a guilty pleasure.

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If you’d like to try these food trucks as well as 23 others, check out the Austin Passbook. It offers 2-for-1 deals on some of the best items at 28 of Austin’s best trucks. If you’re lucky, you can pick one up for only $15 during the pre-sale on the Summer edition until May 15th. Check it out here.

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It’s no secret that we’ve been in love with Favor Delivery since day one. Now 18 months and hundreds (thousands?) of personal deliveries to our offices/homes later, we asked one of the Favor co-founders, Zach Maurais, what people in Austin Favor the most.

We’re guessing that Favor extending their delivery hours until 3am might have skewed these results towards the more munchies-worthy restaurants, but who are we to judge?

We’re proud to report that an overwhelming majority of these restaurants are local, so keep up the good work:

  1. Homeslice Pizza– Love it or hate it, it’s one of the top-rated pizza joints in Austin. A major drawback for years has been their lack of delivery. Favor changed that and the orders came flying in.

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  1. Torchy’s Tacos– Suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we weren’t surprised to see Austin’s original taco-truck empire show up on the list.torchys-austin-queso
  1. P Terry’s– Nobody likes a cold hamburger. With 10 locations in Austin, your burger and fries won’t have to travel very far, ensuring hot fries and cold milkshakes.

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  1. Chipotle– Not so local, but we’re guilty of it too. And yes, we know the guacamole is extra.

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  1. Kerbey Lane Café– Kerbey Queso rules. Breakfast delivered on a hung-over Sunday doesn’t sound so bad either.

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  1. Fat Sal’s Deli– The Fat Sal Original is a hero sub packed with roast beef, mozzarella sticks and onion rings, INSIDE the sandwich. Being located on the drag isn’t hurting them.

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  1. Whataburger– The King of Texas fast-food joints. No surprises here.

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  1. East Side King– If you live in Austin and haven’t had ESK, stop reading this and Favor some poor qui buns with an order of chicken karaage.

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  1. Gourdough’s Donuts– Refer back to the previous munchies comment. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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  1. Elizabeth Street Café– The classiest bahn mi in the city.

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  1. JuiceLand– Tastes good, and is good for you too. A win/win.

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  1. Fresa’s– Tacos with organic eggs, and coffee from Stumptown for breakfast. Wood-grilled chicken with a side of Mexican street-corn for lunch or dinner. Trust me on this one.

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If this list made your PB&J look less than appetizing, use the code 365THINGS to get your first Favor free.

www.FavorDelivery.com

Deep Eddy cocktails, live music and food trucks are what’s in store for Live at Deep Eddy Distillery.

If you have not made it out to the new distillery, here is a great way to spend an afternoon. While you’re poolside, Deep Eddy Vodka just launched their Lemon vodka, and it feels like sipping summer in a drink. So be sure to try one of those cocktails while you’re out there.

Today, March 27th , Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Marmalakes at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Quaker City Nighthawks at 3:00 p.m.

When: Last Weekend of every month

Time: 11 am – 8 pm

Location:
Deep Eddy Distillery
2250 E HWY 290
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Happy SXSW! The day has finally arrived. There is so much that I love about this week in Austin, everything from the delicious eats to the seemingly unlimited things to do.

For those that are on a mission to find the bets eats around SXSW, join us self guided ATX FoodCrawl. We’ve mapped out the best places to eat and if you instagram your food, you can be entered to win cool prizes. The Grand Prize is a set of tickets to the Food & Wine Festival.

Another favorite thing about SXSW is South Bites. South Bites is a one stop shop for trailer food during SXSW. Aside from their stellar location (the parking lot at the end of Rainey), they also have some amazing places to grab a bite.

Here’s a rundown of my top picks from South Bites:

Burro Cheese. It’s a local Austinite and pro BMXer Aaron Ross’ latest project, and it’s downright amazing. They take grilled cheese to an entirely new level.

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Chi’lantro. They just took first place in Austin’s Mobile Food Throw Down, and they’re legendary among Austinites. Try the ‘Kimichi Fries.’

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East Side King. Post Top Chef, Paul Qui became a household name. His original project with friend and Uchi co-worker Moto Utsunomiya, was the trailer East Side King. Local Austinites know to go here to enjoy his delicious creations at a fraction of the price of his latest restaurant, Qui.

Garbo’sthe lobster is shipped in fresh everyday making for one heck of a Lobster roll.

When: today, March 13 – March 21st

Time: 11am – midnight

Location:
604 Driskill Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://sxsw.com/getting-around/southbites

It’s the last “Trailer Food Tuesday” of the season!  The last Tuesday of each month, various trailers set up on the terrace for an evening of food and fun. This is a great opportunity to try a variety of trailers all in one easy location. They’ll also have live music, and Camp Gladiator will be hosting a free workout at 6:30, so be sure to bring a mat and water if you want to participate!

 

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The featured trailers this month include:

  • The Peached Tortilla
  • Whole Foods
  • FoodaPalooza
  • Wholly Kabob
  • Rosarito
  • Regal Ravioli
  • Oyama
  • NB BBQ & Comfort
  • Uncle Louie G
  • Boomerang’s Handheld Aussie Pies
  • Evil Wiener
  • Mellizoz Tacos

I’ve been to several Trailer Tuesdays in the past, here are 5 Tips for making the most out of your experience.

Time: 5 – 9 pm

When: today, October 28th

Location:
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.trailerfoodtuesdays.com

Are you ready to spend the next six days playing taste-tester for over 60 local trailer eateries?

Once you have your badge, it’s time to let the tasting tour begin! The tour covers the South First Trailers, the Eastside, rogue roaming trailers, and everything in between.

I suggest starting early, and coming up with a game-plan, because 60 trucks is a lot to conquer. Most of them are offering free samplings, live music, free beer and other perks when you present your TXTW badge, just be sure to check the website for specific details.

At the end of the week you get to cast your vote on which trailer is your favorite and worthy of the $10,000 grand prize. Last year’s winner was one of my personal favorites, Hey You Gonna Eat or What!?

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Get to tasting folks!

Tasting Badge: $27 – $40

When: today, October 21st – October 26th

Location:
Austin, Texas

http://www.trailercrawl.com