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What I Ate: May 25, 2010 (Gibson Bar and The Trailer)

Posted 27 May, 2010 at 12:42am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: I went to a food blogger tasting event at Gibson Bar and The Trailer (1109 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 386-1345‎). They had a several fresh takes on the typical bar food. There wasn't a single thing I tasted that I didn't like.

Buenos Dias All-beef hot dog split and seared, wrapped in bacon, topped with a fried egg and melted American/Swiss Cheese. This was my favorite. There's nothing special that I could tell about the hot dogs they use - salty and firm textured. The fried egg and bacon make this hot dog awesome though.
Gibson Bar and The Trailer - Buenos Dias Hot Dog

The Loaded Baked Potato All-beef hot dog split, wrapped in bacon, and a crisp slice of an Idaho Russet. It's topped with our signature queso, sour cream and freshly chopped chives. This was a close runner-up for me. The crispy potato chip base was a great match with the queso and scallions making this taste kind of like a baked potato (except it's a hot dog).
Gibson Bar and The Trailer - The Loaded Baked Potato Hot Dog

Dedos "Fingers" for the non-bilingual. Not real fingers, but chicken fingers. These chicken fingers and French fries are breaded in a thick crunchy (not crispy) crust which is well seasoned. Best part of this? The house-made mustard dipping sauce. In a month or two, they'll be selling that sauce, so keep your eyes open.
Gibson Bar and The Trailer - Dedos Chicken Fingers

'Welcome to Texas' Chicken Sammie Buttermilk battered, served fried or seared. Topped with American/Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles served on Texas Toast. There's nothing really special about this chicken sandwich except for the fact that there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. The chicken breast was tender and juicy, and it tasted like a well made chicken sandwich.
Gibson Bar and The Trailer - 'Welcome to Texas' Chicken Sammie

Trailer Burger Burger seared to perfection. Comes topped with bacon, American/Swiss and sandwiched between a world famous Round Rock donut. When it comes to burgers, I'm not a fan of the sweet bun. I don't know why so many places here in Central Texas use sweet buns, but I am completely against it. The Trailer goes to the extreme here and uses a Round Rock donut split in half. Strangely enough, I liked the crispy sweetness of the donut and thought it worked really well with the salty bacon and rich beefy burger. If I had to eat a burger with a sweet bun, I would choose to eat this Trailer Burger.
Gibson Bar and The Trailer - Trailer Burger

Overall, I have to say that they're producing some great bar food. If you're in the mood to indulge in some junk food, you can't go wrong with Gibson Bar and The Trailer if they keep preparing food like what I had.

Lunch: I ate some leftover Shepherd's Pie.
Leftover Shepherd's Pie

2 comments to What I Ate: May 25, 2010 (Gibson Bar and The Trailer)

Scott, May 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm:

Austin Food Lovers' Companion, July 29th, 2010 at 7:02 pm:

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