Eastside Food Trailer Park Opening in June
UPDATE 8/15/10: I recently visited the East Austin Trailer Park and Eatery for lunch with my friend Mike from Austin Food Carts. The scene and food carts renting space there have changed in the little over two months since I visited/talked to Josh. Right now, there are 3-4 food carts that set up shop there at various times of the week. They include:
Along Came a Slider: fancy sliders including those made from waffle fried chicken, brisket, pork shoulder, duck, veggie, and of course regular old hamburger meat. They also make fried potatoes out of russets and sweet potatoes. This place sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Reviewed recently by Thrillist Austin.
Iggi’s Texatarian: This vegetarian (vegan?) spot offers Texas food like chili dogs and frito pie but without any animals being harmed in the production process. Iggi is a dog owned by one of the owners and there is a sweet pic of him along with a bio next to this trailer. Of everything we ordered, the only thing I’d get again is the frito pie. It just wasn’t my thing but then I’m a yankee
Old School BBQ and Grill: This great BBQ school bus wasn’t there when we visited but Josh tells me they tend to set up shop at E.A.T. on weekend evenings. Try the chopped brisket sandwich, from scratch french fries, and macaroni and cheese wedge!
Phoebe’s Mud Mobile Espresso: Also not on site while we were there, Phoebe’s Mud offers coffee drinks Wed-Sat from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (we were at the park during this time so I’m not sure why they weren’t open).
The WonderCraft: This boutique inside of an Airstream trailer is often parked at E.A.T. on weekends between 12-6 p.m. They also offer classes to learn techniques to make your own crafts with friends.
A Drive-in movie theatre and vintage boat that Josh is turning into a TREAT trailer is under construction and hopefully opening soon! Some preview pics:
On Saturday, June 5, Josh Frank, my longtime friend and owner of TREAT, the teardrop Airstream trailer that served s’mores, shaved ice, and other delightful desserts on S. 1st, will open a new Austin eating destination on the eastside.
The East Austin Trailer Park and Eatery (E.A.T.) will include independent food trailers, an outdoor park with seating and free wireless, and the occasional movie and live music event.
E.A.T. is located on E. Cesar Chavez, down the street from Juan in a Million. It’s adjacent to the Pink Building — a shared space for artists to create and show their work: http://www.yelp.com/biz/east-austin-eat-austin.
[UPDATE 6/7: When we visited during the really fun art opening this weekend, the only two permanent trailers were a tea trailer and a tex-mex trailer. I believe the donut trailer is now in a different location.] Trailers will include A Little Dippy Donut Company (Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Beso de Luna, from the team at El Sol y La Luna (Tues – Sun, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), and TREAT (formerly located at the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery – hours will be Thursday – Saturday from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.). There will also be carts and trailers serving bagels, smoothies, hot dogs, and hamburgers.A Little Dippy Donut Company, Beso de Luna, e.a.t., josh frank, treat