If you’re not yet tired of Austin restaurants touting their “organic” or “local” cuisine, then you might just enjoy The Local Yolk, an East Austin food cart that serves fried egg sandwiches. I have developed an affinity for food carts, partly because I’m a sucker for kitsch outdoor decor and partly because I think there is just a little more love in the food. Owner Shelley Speer started up The Local Yolk after she “fell in love” with the egg (her words, not mine) to promote wellness by serving up fresh healthy sandwiches.
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I am way too amused by puns. After a friend of mine told me about an Indian food cart that sits on an old car lot and is called G’raj Mahal (a playful Taj Mahal reference, get it?), I couldn’t resist checking it out myself. I have never gravitated towards Indian food, mainly because of a lack of exposure and an aversion to spicy food, so I was excited to give it another try.
We here at Austin Eat Cetera have always had a profound inclination toward the art of the sandwich. There just seems to be no better – or cheaper – way to get all of your favorite foods into a compact space in a sociably acceptable manner. Austin has a great selection of sandwich places, but when an establishment has a name so blunt as The Sandwich Joint on Burnet Road and 51st Street, I just had to check it out.
In attempt to keep up my fading health kick, I dragged myself out of bed at 8am Saturday morning to head down to Boggy Creek Farm to buy some fresh vegetables from their farmers’ market. Driving up the small dirt road leading into the farm made me feel instantly as if I had left the craziness of Austin and entered a rural town, which was just what I needed to rejuvenate my fading detox aspirations.
By Rebecca Adams
After my thoroughly enjoyable yet highly caloric afternoon at the Gypsy Picnic, I felt the need for a detox. There truly is no better way to spend a Saturday than scarfing down Moroccan chicken followed by cake balls followed by a barbecue sandwich followed by a fried avocado cone but a girl’s got to know when enough is enough. I decided to spend my week eating as many organic, local products as possible to start my health kick. After looking into my options (and believe me, Austin has plenty), I came across Conscious Cravings, a vegetarian food cart in West Campus that I happened to miss at Gypsy Picnic in my quest for only the sinfully delicious.
As you might have garnered from my comrades’ previous posts, the Gypsy Picnic food trailer festival took place this past Saturday (Nov. 6) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It goes without saying that there were plenty of delicious eats to be had at the event–which was, for the record, like Austin City Limits for food–so I’ll be concentrating on what I found to be the most unexpectedly tasty dish as well as a cart that wasn’t all it was hyped up to be.
We here at Austin Eat Cetera are constantly on the lookout for the perfect sandwich. While there’s definitely no shortage in amazing local sandwich joints, my favorite has to be Food Heads. It’s easy to miss because it’s located in a house, tucked away from the drag just north of the UT campus on 34th street. I’m a sucker for quirky outdoor furniture and crafty decor so the kitsch feel of the place made me feel right at home and ready for a good meal.
Like most everyone in Austin, I am hit with a slight tinge of paranoia when venture across Interstate 35 into the east side of the city. It’s seen as the “dangerous” part of town, somewhere you should aim to avoid when the sun goes down. Either that, or white hipsterville. While the area does have its fair share of sketchy neighborhoods and artsy-fartsy establishments, the food there certainly should not be discounted. And in this case, I am telling you to run, not walk, to Rio’s Brazilian Café.
I’m not one of those “breakfast food, anytime” types. I feel scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes and the like, ought to be saved for the early hours of the morning – regardless if those early-morning hours came before or after sleeping time.
So when I first heard about trailers in Austin selling crepes, I became a bit hesitant to try them. Don’t get me wrong, I love crepes enough to say it aloud no matter how unpatriotic that may make me seem.