Eating Austin, Part II

Eating Austin, Part II

I survived the chains, the fast food joints, the places screaming “Eat Here – This Is Genuine Texas Grub!” and, finally, I was ready to savor, to be merry, to be a glutton. This is what I ate.

From Torchy’s Tacos…


Their Street Corn was my favorite dish of my entire trip – with ancho aioli, queso fresco, cilantro, and New Mexico red chile powder, it was a succulent, sumptuous treat. Hearty and cream, with a kick.

Street Corn

The Trailer Park taco was quite brilliant, with fried chicken, green chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo, and cheese. Good crunch; both tangy and cheesy.

Trailer Park Taco

So I accidentally ordered the Mr. Pink taco (by the way, I’m glad it’s called Mr. and not Mrs. – am I the only one whose mind always goes there?), filled with Ahi tuna, cabbage fresca, cilantro, queso fresco, and chipotle sauce. I MEANT to order their blackened salmon taco, called Mr. Orange. I guess I had some sort of color confusion. It was actually a nice mix of flavors – I just couldn’t get past the fish (which at the time I thought was salmon) being undercooked. I would have eaten more had I realized my mistake, but was too full by the time I put two and two together. Just glad I didn’t go to the counter and complain about my undercooked salmon.

Mr. Pink Taco


There was also Hey Cupcake!

Hey Cupcake Trailer

Located on a block of food trailers on S. Congress Avenue, I stood in line under the 100° sun to try out Hey Cupcake! Boring as I always am, I tried the red velvet, which turned out to be moist and full of that rich, not-quite-chocalate taste I so love. It was magical.

Red Velvet Cupcake

So parts my food fantasy came to life. For everything else, I’ll just have to wait until my next Austin trip. I’ll have to take my LWD instead.


Torchy’s Tacos
2801 Guadalupe Street

Hey Cupcake!
1600 Block of S. Congress


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