Thursday, March 15, 2012
It's hard to say for sure, because I ate a lot of tacos while in Austin, but I think this was my favorite - the BBQ brisket taco from The Peached Tortilla (dry-rubbed brisket, creamy apple slaw, and smoky roasted peach BBQ sauce).
The truck was parked at the Foodspotting SXSW Street Food Fest. The sun came out just in time for us to swing by for lunch. Apparently, champion eater Kobayashi was also at the fest, but I didn't see him. Later in the week, he set a new grilled cheese record.
I was sad that I only got one of these tacos - such juicy beef, such a soft tortilla - but I was balancing a box of two dozen hamentashen on one arm and a heavy camera on the other, and I didn't feel like hopping back in line. The banh mi taco (Vietnamese-braised pork belly, pickled daikon and carrot salad, sriracha mayo, cilantro) also received high marks from one of my colleagues.
I wish I had tried more items from the truck, and not just the tacos. (How did I miss the Maker's & Coke cake pops?) This truck has a seemingly rabid legion of fans, and an Austin food blogger who recently moved to Boston even mentioned to us that they'll actually be catering her wedding.
Other posts in the Fork it over, Austin! series:
Part 1: Whip In
Part 2: Foreign & Domestic
Part 3: Caffe Medici
Part 4: Walking Along SoCo and Lunching at Chi'Lantro
Part 5: The Capitol, UT Austin, and Lunching (Again) at Torchy's Tacos
Part 6: Museum of the Weird
Part 7: Uchi
Part 8: East Side King at The Grackle
Part 9: Franklin Barbecue
Part 10: Flagship Whole Foods and My First Green Smoothie
Part 11: Late Night Pizza at Via 313
Part 12: Kebabalicious
Part 13: My Robotic Kitchen Planned This Dinner Party
Part 14: Papi Tino's
Part 15: Annie's Cafe & Bar
Part 17: Cupcake Quest: Hey Cupcake!
Part 18: Arancini
Part 19: The DeLorean, Boxing Robots, and Roller Derby Pillow Fights
Part 20: Second Bar + Kitchen
Part 21: Tia Kelly's Navajo Tacos
Part 22: Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Part 23: Gourdough's
Part 24: The Ice Cream Social
Part 25: Walking to Barton Springs
Part 26: Izzos Tacos
I'm also posting daily recaps on the Tasted Menu blog, FOOD=LOVE:
Day 1: A First Taste of Austin
Day 2: Tons of Tacos, Sushi at Uchi, and a Late Night Trip to East Side King
Day 3: Early Morning Barbecue and Late Night Pizza
Day 4: Globetrotting: Kebabs, Enchiladas, Pommes Frites
Day 5-6: Meeting and Eating