Exploring Austin’s Food Truck Scene

Photo Credit: GuacNRoll.com

Photo Credit: GuacNRollAustin.com

In the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of food trucks around the country. Food trucks provide fast and inexpensive, yet delicious meals to urbanites. While you can now find food trucks in nearly every city, from Albany, to Yuma, Austin is still one of the food truck capitals of the USA.

In Austin, you can find over 1000 food trucks driving/parked around. Many of the owners are passionate about food and love to cook, and instead of spending thousands of dollars on opening a restaurant, they’ve decided to take their delicious foods to the streets. Here are 5 of our favorite food trucks worth tracking down in Austin, Texas.

  1. Guac N’ Roll
    The perfect truck for any guacamole lover. Guac N’ Roll serves up a variety of guacamole with chips and salsa, along with a few other Mexican dishes. What makes this spot special is that each order of guacamole is made to order – it doesn’t get much fresher than that. All of their food is vegan but trust us, you won’t miss the meat. Planning on catching the game back on the TV in your room? Buy the Big Box Guac and bring it back with you to InTown Suites.
  2. Mmmpanadas
    Mmmpanadas are bringing empanadas, the South American pastry, to Austin, Texas. The food truck makes traditional-style Argentinian empanadas filled with minced beef and onions, and they’ve also created their own delicious takes on the pastry. Some of their popular flavors include ham and cheese, and green chili chicken. They also make some delicious dessert empanadas, we love the peach cobbler.
  3. Love Balls
    We had never heard of takoyaki before eating at Love Balls. It’s a ball of pancake dough that’s filled with octopus and other savory ingredients. The balls are then topped with delicious sauce and garnishes. We’ve included Love Balls, because they stick to what their good at, they only serve takoyaki (though they do made a vegetarian version). They do offer a couple of different toppings, from traditional Japanese sauces to fusions styles like Caprese.
  4. Kerlin BBQ
    Texas is world renowned for its delicious BBQ, so it’s no wonder that one of our favorite food trucks is serving up some of the best BBQ in town. The menu is small, mostly beef and pork (we almost always order the brisket), along with a few classic sides like beans and coleslaw. Trust us, you’ll keep coming back for more!
  5. CoolHaus
    We’re rounding out this list with dessert! CoolHaus is so cool because they are a food truck serving up artisanal cookies and ice-cream. The idea might sound a little plain Jane, but their flavor combinations make them anything but. Some unusual, but delicious flavors include Thai Tea, Spicy Pineapple Cilantro, and Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Which Austin food trucks will you be eating at when you visit Austin?

 

Visiting Dallas, Texas in June

Will you be in town in Dallas, during the month of June? If you’re looking for some fun events and activities to check out, here are five that the staff at our InTown Suites Dallas properties recommend.

  1. Texas Rangers Baseball Game
    Baseball fan? You’re in luck! The Texas Rangers MLB Team will be playing lots of home games at the Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington this June. There is nothing better than kicking back with a beer and a bag of peanuts and watching America’s favorite sport. The Rangers always draw a crowd so there’s sure to be great people watching.

June’s Home Game Schedule
June 3-5 -Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
June 6-9 – Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians
June 10-11 – Texas Rangers vs Miami Marlins
June 24-26 –Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
June 27-29 – Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins

2. Mama Mia!
The insanely popular Broadway musical (and major motion picture) Mama Mia! is coming to Dallas in June. The musical will be performed at the Music Hall at Fair Park from June 3-15. Come and see a play about a small Greek wedding that is set to all of your favorite ABBA songs.

3. Dog Day Afternoon
If you love dogs, do yourself a favor and head to Flag Pole Hill on June 7, for the 20th Annual Dog Day Afternoon. See all kinds of dogs (and their owners), watch competitions and enjoy some good food and live music. Best of all, admission is free!

4. Food Truck Friday
Everyone loves the delicious and affordable cuisine that food trucks provide, but in a city as big as Dallas, it can be maddening trying to track one down. Luckily, on Friday, food trucks are a little easier to find. Each Friday in June, there will be a selection of some of the best food trucks from around the city, parked at 2736 Routh Street, in Uptown Dallas. From Cuban, to Mexican, to Grilled Cheese, the selection is always different and always delicious.

5. JFK Tour
Every day in June, Dallas City Tours offers a 1.5 hour bus tours around the city. If it’s your first time visiting Dallas, their main tour is a great way to help you get your bearings in the city. If you’re already familiar with the city, or are a political junkie, take their JFK tour. You’ll follow the same route that President John F. Kennedy took the day he was assassinated.

We hope to see you at one of our Dallas Properties this June!

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