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Taco truck catering?

Good call. Maybe I should not be wondering whether I'll find specific references to past occasions catered and just start getting in touch with people. Rolling pizza oven sounds phenomenal.

Jan 26, 2012
TripelDouble in Austin

Taco truck catering?

Wow. Having checked out the menu, I need to get out and try the Jalopy. Thanks for the tips!

Jan 26, 2012
TripelDouble in Austin

Taco truck catering?

I do find the Korean taco thing compelling. I may have even been to Chilantro once late at night. Good to know that's something they do.

I also need to try Naranjo and look into that - been meaning to explore Rainey Street for a while now.

Thanks very much.

Dec 30, 2011
TripelDouble in Austin

Taco truck catering?

Thanks very much for the tip! Website says they will bring the truck out to events. I'll have to go try some of their stuff.

Dec 30, 2011
TripelDouble in Austin

Taco truck catering?

Getting married in Austin kind of a long way off in the spring of 2013. Probably 100-ish people at most. Just doing some research and wondering if anyone knows of taco trucks in Austin that will actually pull up to a reception venue and serve tacos from the truck. I've read a few things on the Los Angeles board where people have gotten trucks and paid by the hour and/or the number of people. Heard of anything like that?

I haven't been in Austin that long and haven't done as much taco exploration as I'd like to yet, but I'm into what I believe are called Jalisco style tacos, with flour or (usually) corn tortillas, meat or cactus filling, and onions, cilantro, lime, and salsa. One of my favorite spots is La Canaria at 51st and Airport. I haven't asked them about catering yet, mainly due to a lack of confidence in my Spanish skills.

I've found lots of places (Izzos, Taco Deli among I'm sure many others) that will bring trays of meat and other fillings and fixings for a buffet sort of thing, which would be delicious and not the worst thing in the world, but we think the actual truck would be memorable for us and for guests.

I'm interested in other types of trucks, too, if you happen to have recommendations for any that you know will do events. I've seen the link below, which is interesting, but 1) a lot of the places seem to want to bring trays (see above), and 2) they look like they're not necessarily what I'm looking for (see paragraph 2). The link also doesn't necessarily seem comprehensive in terms of the entire Austin food truck scene.

And finally, I did some searching on the board but was unable to find anything, so please accept my apologies if this has already been covered at length somewhere on the Austin board and I'll thank anyone in advance for a link to said coverage.

Dec 30, 2011
TripelDouble in Austin

Banh Mi or Not Banh Mi that is the question?

Glad to see your comment. I did a spit-take when I saw $6-plus banh-mi on that menu.

Aug 04, 2010
TripelDouble in Manhattan

Burger King + Beer = Profit?

I don't know what's more disturbing:

1) That the addition of beer to a restaurant frightens people ("Oh I do love me some Whopper, but if I have the option to also buy beer, I think I'll just have to forgo that delicious morsel."),

2) That people are so concerned about preserving Burger King as a kid-friendly restaurant and teen haven ("What will my children do if they can't go sit at Burger King and consume empty calories?! And I'm telling you they can't if beer is being served to adults, perhaps even adults at the very next table!"), or

3) That the addition of Bud and Bud Light to anything would excite people in a good way ("Did you hear?! We can get fizzy urine with our burgers now!").

I'm cranky.

Jan 29, 2010
TripelDouble in Features

Water That's Less Boring

I've never understood why anyone would want to make water taste like anything. I love water just the way it is. I guess my prejudice really just has to do with definition of terms. If you called it tea, or called it juice, I wouldn't think twice. But when I hear flavored water, I just picture someone with a very whiny voice saying "I'd be more hydrated if only water wasn't so... boring!" But people are probably drinking it for flavor and not hydration. In that case, though, why not just drink some juice or tea?!

Apologies for that rant.

Jan 10, 2010
TripelDouble in Features

lager or pilsner as smooth as boddingtons

Boddingtons, I believe, is nitrogenated, like Guinness. That explains the smooth texture -- nitrogen bubbles are smaller than co2 bubbles. A lot of beer bars will occasionally put beers on nitrogen, particularly stouts and IPAs. I haven't ever seen lagers done that way.

Casks are also smooth, but not because of nitrogen. They are smooth because they are naturally carbonated (and less carbonated than beer that is force-carbonated by co2) by living yeast in the cask.

Nov 21, 2009
TripelDouble in Beer

Hatch Green Chiles at Whole Foods- yum!

Greatest smell in the world. If I could teleport to Santa Fe right now, I would.

Bacon-Fried Beef at Taqueria Jalisco

When you say to call for "a bowl of bliss", do you mean that a call-ahead is required to get the Carne en su jugo?

Jul 30, 2009
TripelDouble in Features

Anyone try Quic Pic on Beach St yet?

Their roasted items are solid. The roast pork is pants-peeing good, and with rice, veggies, and iced coffee, it's only 4.75. Same price for roast duck, which is good, too, but not as good as the pork, I feel.