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Eclectic eats at a trailer court close to the ACL action

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Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court

415 Jessie, 512/761-8622
ACL hours (Fri.-Sun.): Noon-10pm (with music programming at night)
Regular hours vary from trailer to trailer; check websites.
www.facebook.com/bartonsprings

Musician and emerging food truck entrepreneur Scott Angle saw potential in this formerly scraggly lot. Once he and the landlord reached an understanding that the lot wouldn't be sold out from under him, he lavished enough love and attention on the space to make it the comfortable and welcoming place it is today. Now there are picnic tables, tented bar seating, a fire pit (yes, the weather does eventually cool off enough to enjoy one), a stage for music with a dance floor, and LED screens for weekend sports enjoyment. The BSNFC is a home away from home, complete with a variety of American classics and ethnic foods to satisfy every palate. And, it's always BYOB.

Honky Tonk Hot Dogs

Scott Angle's trailer boasts a menu of hot dogs named for folks he admires. Be sure to try the Dale Watson Texas Chili Dog topped with Angle's personal chili recipe. 512/761-8622. www.honkytonkhotdogsatx.com

Mister FruitCup

Justin Avalos' Mexican-style frutería offers the freshest fruit cups, fruit trays, and parfaits. Be adventurous and have one with melon and jicama spiked with lime and chile. 512/796-7510. www.misterfruitcup.com

Coat and Thai

Fans of Tommy Spurlock's Thai street-food enterprise will be happy to know this is where he landed after losing his spot in SoCo. Get reacquainted here. 512/970-2154. www.facebook.com/pages/Coat-Thai/102909466453460

Tommy Want Wingy

The innovative spin here is that wings are prepped into easy-to-eat, no-mess chicken lollipops that come with a variety of sauces. 512/662-8516. www.tommywantwingyatx.com

Way South Philly Authentic Cheese steaks

Willy Pearce's second location turns out Philly-style cheesesteaks named to honor real and fictitious prize fighters, on Amoroso rolls direct from Philadelphia. 512/771-6969. www.waysouthphilly.com

Southside Flying Pizza

This satellite trailer from the popular SoCo pizza shop offers the same menu items as the walk-in and take-out operation. www.southsideflyingpizza.com

The Chaat Shop

Indian-born chef Joshua Thomas brings the authentic street food of his homeland to Austin with the newest trailer in the court. 512/660-8507. www.facebook.com/ChaatShop

Wholly Kabob

In one of last week's reviews, Mick Vann praised the delectable Persian specialties Nanaz Ahmadi serves at her Downtown trailer; this satellite location shares the same menu. 512/983-3859. www.facebook.com/WhollyKabob

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