Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court had it’s grand opening this past weekend. Located at 415 Jessie Street, this round up of food trucks sits right behind Thom’s Market. Which is an excellent location because this food court is BYOB, so grab a six-pack or a bottle of vino and head on over! Plus, you can add this spot to your dog-friendly places. Perfect place to stop in your way to Zilker Park. Be sure and check this place out before it gets slammed by ACL festies. The proprietor Scott Angle, who also doubles as lead in his band The Cold Cold Hearts, says they will have TV’s just in time for football season. I was lucky enough to get invited to a tasting, and by tasting I mean stuffing, and wanted to share with you about Austin’s newest food truck eatery. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the mac ‘n cheese hot dog, but it wound up being one of my favorites of the night.
Honky Tonk Hotdogs call this hotdog the Bob Casey and comes with mac ‘n cheese and chili. Scott Angle, the creator, hails from Chicago so this one is pretty legit.
Mister Fruit Cup strutted their stuff with tiny little fruit cups. Authentic mexican spices on fruit give these a little kick. And the Very Berry with balsamic vinegar was an excellent contrast. Mister Fruit is
available for catering and fundraisers.
The pizza from Southside Flying Pizza are actually made right in the food truck, which has all of the same equipment as their actual kitchen. So you know these pies are super fresh and hot. Their beast of trailer was dragged, it’s 30 feet long yall, was dragged here all the way from the piney woods outside Shreveport, LA. Stop by for favorites like Feta, Jalapeno and Pineapple. And never fear, my wheat hating friends, they do indeed have a gluten-free crust that doesn’t suck.
These wings are hand-cut so that you don’t have to look like a hot mess eating them. This team of brothers is headed up by a chef who is testing his skills in the food truck market. Best of all this technique means the wings spend less time in the fryer, saving the flavor. My favorite was the Sweet Chili.
This might be the first time I can honestly say I’ve eaten Cheez Whiz since an awkward sleepover in the 4th grade. Way South Philly is doing something right because they have their baguettes shipped in fresh everyday from Philadelphia. Crazy or dedicated? You decide, but the baguettes did have that perfect texture between a crisp crust and chewy inside. Umm also of note, every server at Way South Philly is an ordained minister. No joke, you can hitched here, what a bargain!
This little piece of magic is from Wholly Kabob. Fact: The owner travels once a year to Morocco, rides a donkey for three days up the side of a mountain to buy saffron from an old sage who grinds it by hand. This stuff is worth more per ounce than gold y’all. I felt very honored to have tried some of this precious saffron. Wholly Kabob topped my list of favorites for the evening. Plus, Austin is in desperate need for more authentic middle eastern food, dontcha think?
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