It’s about time. Austin has one of the most thriving food trailer scenes in the country. With the likes of filming crews like Eat St., No Reservations and even Mr. Adam Richman making their way to Austin to grab a little grub, it’s a shame that we don’t have a more structured offering for the populous. Other cities like San Francisco not only have massive festivals but also weekly events like First Friday at the Brigs to celebrate their food trailer culture. Thankfully, two of our very own food trailer titans have taken the matter into their owns hands to put Austin on the map. Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla and Kristen Stacy of The Seedling Truck have paired up with Tiffany Harelik of the now on hiatus Gypsy Picnic to bring you Trailer Food Tuesdays.
Beginning July 31st, the Long Center’s northern terrace will be host to a free monthly trailer meetup called Trailer Food Tuesdays. Silverstein aims to continue the event through at least August, and is rearing to go for the official launch on the 31st. The first event will be held from 5pm to 9pm and will host the following trucks: The Peached Tortilla, Yume Burger, The Seedling Truck, Be More Pacific, Chi’Lantro, Coolhaus, Dock & Roll, Hey Cupcake, The Evil Wiener, The Flying Carpet and Hey Cupcake. Beverages (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) will also be available for purchase. Each subsequent event looks to have 10 trucks, live music and a stunning turnout from the supportive fans of food trailers.
It’s a great event with a great demand, and as Silverstein puts it, “This is a chance to give the public what they want at an accessible location in the heart of Austin.” Be sure to go out and support our trailer food scene and make this a thriving event.
Other happenings around town:
- Sunday, July 15th at noon; Three Little Pigs will host a pop-up BBQ at East End Wines *Must attend!
- Regal Ravioli will be featured on season 3 of Eat St. on July 17th. Be sure to catch their episode!
- Eat St. Season 4 will be filming at Osaka Soul on July 27th stating at 11:30am. Show them your support by heading out there.