I checked out the Austin Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival this weekend and was able to try out a few places. The weather was clear and sunny, lots of families, dogs, live music, and even story reading for the kids! The trailers were set up like how they’re located within the city and there were large street signs to indicate what area you’re in. It was also really cool seeing all the different trailer designs. The lines got quite long by noon so it took on average about 45 mins to get your food. I was able to try out three different trailers: Chi’ Lantro BBQ, Jalopy, Turf N Surf Po’ Boys. I was pretty pleased with all three. My favorites were the Kim Chi fries w/chicken from Chi’ Lantro BBQ, and the mango taco from Jalopy.
Chi’ Lantro BBQ fries with chicken
Chi’ Lantro BBQ beef bulgogi taco
Turf N Surf Po’ Boys tangy mango pulled pork taco (fully dressed on a rolled jalapeno tortilla)
Turf N Surf Po’ Boys crawfish etouffee (whole wheat roll with crawfish etouffee, fully dressed)
Look at the cool sandwich slide!
The Original and Son Hong
It’s restaurant week in Austin and a few girlfriends and I went to the Driskill Hotel last night. They had a pretty extensive menu to choose from compared to some of the other restaurants. Here’s what I had!
sundried tomato brioche & wheat bread with apricot, walnuts, and pecans
cinnamon peach smoothie
Texas Raised Rabbit Confit Thigh, Grilled Figs, Butter Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Wild Fennel Pollen.
Grilled "Strube Ranch" Wagyu Flatiron
French Baked Apple Tart
Overall, presentation of the food and service were very good. It was a great dinner and I would go again!