East Side King
2310 S. Lamar #101, Austin, 78704, 512/383-8382
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 11am-9pm
This location does a good job of reinforcing the established ESK brand, from the friendly counter service with wine and beer on tap, to the gonzo artwork by punk rock painter Peelander Yellow. The menu boasts ESK "classics," the dishes that made the original trailer famous: Poor Qui's pork belly buns, beet home fries, chicken karaage, and brussels sprouts salad.
East Side King has gone from a backyard trailer to street-food empire in five short years
Melanie Haupt, April 10, 2014
You'll find traditional dishes seldom seen elsewhere, as well as Asian fusion creations with Thai and Chinese influences. Delicious and inexpensive.
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