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Food Trucks

Truck by Truckwest Begins Today

Get your motor running. The second annual Truck by Truckwest food truck and trailer taste-off runs Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 26. Intrepid diners can search out more than 60 participating vendors offering samples and vote for their favorite. The winner gets a check for $10,000. Read More | Comment »

2:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, Virginia B. Wood

Red Star Southern Opens Sunday

Pastry chef Erica Waksmunski may have earned her kitchen bona fides in upscale fine dining restaurants around the country, but her culinary roots run deep in the the home cooking of the American South. She's serving up East Coast-Southern food at her new trailer, with a droll sense of humor very much in evidence.. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Fri. Jul. 18, Virginia B. Wood

East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's Opens Today

East Side King may have long ago disregarded the "East Side" part of their name, but when it comes to empire-building, they take their kingly duties very seriously. Luckily, they do not rule with an iron fist. Courtiers can get a first taste of the new menu items at the new Cheer Up Charlie's location today. Read More | Comment »

12:45PM Wed. Jul. 16, Brandon Watson

Italian-Themed Food Court Headed for South First

The new owner of the empty lot at 1502 S. First has reconsidered and is leasing space to food trucks again, but this time with a definite Italian flavor. Fresh pasta favorite Regal Ravioli will be the lot's first tenant. Read More | Comment »

11:45AM Tue. Jun. 24, Virginia B. Wood

Chill Out at Frozen Rickshaw

It's time once again to flock to snow cone stands and local ice cream shops that offer perhaps the best respite from the Austin heat if you don’t have time to take a dip in a local swimming hole. We’ve got our pick from gelato to custard to frozen yogurt, and this season there's handmade mochi ice cream from the Frozen Rickshaw (502 W. 30th). Read More | Comment »

4:15PM Fri. Jun. 6, Amira Jensen

Follow Your NOLA Food Truck in Town

As a city, New Orleans understands that tourism is its bread and butter, or perhaps its gumbo and jazz, where business is concerned. Great food and music are paramount among NOLA's many attractions. Read More | Comment »

5:00PM Thu. May. 8, Virginia B. Wood

New Food Trailer Court is Ready to Picnic!

Eateries along Barton Springs' restaurant row have new neighbors with the opening of Barton Springs Picnic trailer park. The new park not only boasts eight of the most highly rated food vendors in Austin, but also paved parking, air-conditioned restrooms, picnic tables, and covered pavilions to make guests feel comfy during their visit. Read More | Comment »

12:45PM Tue. Apr. 22, Amira Jensen

'Hey, You Gonna Eat, or What?' Truck Wins $10K

Austin's first ever Truck by Truckwest food truck taste-off attracted 1,400 cash-paying badge holders to a six-day food truck crawl. For a $20 fee, badge holders were able to try bargain-priced dishes from 65 local food trucks and vote on their favorite. The winner got a check for $10,000 at a ceremony this morning. Read More | Comment »

4:50PM Fri. Nov. 8, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Chapter Two: Wasota African Cuisine

Sitting quietly at the corner of Bluebonnet and S. Lamar is an unassuming trailer draped with banners printed in the red, green, and yellow colors of the African flag. Wasota African Cuisine, it reads, formerly World Beat Cafe. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Wed. Oct. 30, 2013, Gracie Salem

Truck by Truckwest Tasting Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Producer Brian Erickson has come up with a great way for Austinites to support their favorite food trucks. Drop by Trailer Food Tuesday on the Long Center patio from 5-9pm tonight to get a Truck by Truckwest tasting badge. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Tue. Oct. 29, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Holy Sweet Potato Doughnuts!

When the final day of ACL was rained out, one of the questions buzzing around the local food media was what all the vendors would do with the food they had prepared to feed 75,000 people? Chef Allison Jenkins of the Say LaV trailer (in back at 1500 E. Sixth) is solving the problem with three days of early morning doughnut sales. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

New Campus-Area Food Court Celebrates Grand Opening

Street food appealing to the hungry student masses is no stranger to the area around the University Co-op. However, this new food trailer court on the back parking lot of the student bookstore is the first of its kind there. Read More | Comment »

9:15AM Thu. Sep. 26, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

What Does the Future Hold for Flip Happy Crepes?

The real estate slump that saw prime undeveloped lots around the central city turned into food trailer courts over the past decade appears to be over. Now property sales and development plans are playing fruit basket turn over with the local food truck scene. South Austin mainstay Flip Happy Crepes is the latest enterprise likely to face eviction. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Let Peasy Make Your Nights Easy

Though certainly ready and willing to embrace the "meals made easy" concept, when I first heard about Austin's newest weeknight meal hero, I was pretty skeptical. So far I have been less than impressed with any commercial meal kit, but Peasy was a lovely surprise. Read More | Comment »

2:04PM Wed. Sep. 4, 2013, Jessi Cape

Redd Volkaert Headlines Opening Bash Saturday Night

The new Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court (415 Jessie) has been serving customers for a few weeks now but musician and food truck entrepreneur Scott Angle hosts the grand opening bash Saturday, Aug.17. Angle and his band, the Cold Cold Hearts kick things off at 6pm and headliner Redd Volkaert take the stage at 8pm. Read More | Comment »

4:10PM Sat. Aug. 17, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Turf N Surf Po'Boy Digging its New Digs

After several mandated moves along Congress Avenue, Ralph Gilmore’s popular food truck, decked out with duct-taped handwritten cardboard signs and familiar slapdash siding, finally found its permanent home at Lavaca Street Bar back in February. Read More | Comment »

12:10PM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Gracie Salem

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