Austin Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

7 Nov

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

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4 Responses to “Austin Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival”

  1. Torquil November 7, 2010 at 2:42 am #

    I like that downtown sign pic.

  2. Helen November 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    WOW- the effects on the pics you had are really nice. =)

    High Five for Kim Chi Fries. YUM

  3. Aaron C. November 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    That’s art.

    We were on our way down there, then got the cal saying lines were fifty people long. So we went to Ginger Man instead. Everytime I go downtown I always seem to end up at “Ginger Man instead.”

  4. alicia November 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    I really want to try Chi’Lantro one of these days!

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