Chi’Lantro on South Lamar

Chi'Lantro Kimchi Fries by Natalie Paramore

Ok lets starting talking about how I can’t stop talking about Kimchi Fries from Chi’Lantro BBQ. Like OMG can’t stop, won’t stop. But seriously. These may be on the top ten things I’ve ever put in my mouth, for reals. These salty, bbq-y, kimchi-y, so savory you’ll be dreaming about them for weeks, fries are tastebud changing. These things definitely Chi’Lantro on the foodie map in Austin. They started from humble beginnings, a guy and his food truck trying to navigate the way through the ATX hipster food scene in the biggest rise in food trucks since, ever? I mean how many food trucks do you that have their own Wikipedia page? These guys are legit, not to mention they have several accolades from everyone from Food Network to being featured at ACL. And there is a reason, because they are that good.

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Brü

I couldn’t help but notice the new trailer on my drive to work. For the past few weeks Brü has been serving up fresh coffee and flavorful granitas on south 1st street. Located in the same food truck park as Little Thai Food, it is a great little space. All of the syrups are handmade by the owner herself, they are also all vegan. Today’s special is Hibiscus Lemonade, you can keep up with the all the daily specials via Brü’s Twitter @BruAustin.

The day I stopped by it was boiling over century mark, so I opted for an iced coffee which was extra strong and helped me power through a melting afternoon. I sampled the daily granita, which was orange spice. More like a dessert than coffee to me, I will be back to try out another flavor soon.

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The tiny little trailer is too cute. Bonus: she has a small selections of books you can borrow if you want to stay and read a while.

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Fresh flowers are a nice touch to the service table.

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Colorful chairs add a little pop to the place. There is even a few chairs tucked away behind the shade if you’re looking for a refuge from the sun.

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This sign says it all, Brü is now open!