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What I Ate: October 9, 2010 (Not Your Mama's Food Truck, The Best Wurst, Gourdough's)

Posted 12 October, 2010 at 9:53pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: My friends Braden and Kelly were in town, so we decided to take them to Not Your Mama's Food Truck (2209 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, 78704) where we had the beef tongue (the rest of what he had left that day) and the Korean Fried Chicken Sliders. They sliders were as good as before but our beef tongue was a little over sauced (probably because they were the last pieces of the night). Even so, it was amazingly good and we just couldn't get enough.
Not Your Mama's Food Truck - BBQ Beef Tongue
Not Your Mama's Food Truck - Korean Fried Sliders

After that (around 8pm), we parked downtown and walked to Casino El Camino (517 E 6th St, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 469-9330‎) where we were going to split a couple of their 3/4 pound L.A. Burgers. Unfortunately, because of Austin City Limits Music Festival (and the general popularity of their burgers), the grill was backed up and we would have to wait for an hour and a half. After a few minutes of discussion, we decided to try for Chi'Lantro (which I looked up on Twitter and thought it said they'd be at 5th and Colorado).

We walked six blocks over to find ourselves in an empty lot without the Chi'Lantro food truck. While standing in the empty lot, I frantically looked for a way to verify the location of the food truck and found no telephone number or additional update on their twitter feed (which, apparently, is the only way to find out where they are). Finally, I refreshed the feed and they had posted a new message saying they were on their way out and would arrive at 9:15pm. We weren't willing to wait around for 45 minutes, so we decided to hit The Best Wurst (6th St. and San Jacinto Blvd.) which we passed earlier on 6th street where I couldn't refrain from commenting on how juicy and plump the sausages looked and what a great idea grilling the sauerkraut was.
The Best Wurst
The Best Wurst

Tina and I shared a bratwurst with everything on it (grilled onions, sauerkraut, mustard, and curry ketchup). The sausage was excellent, but Tina was raving about the curry ketchup.
The Best Wurst - Bratwurst with Everything

Once we got back to the car, we decided to head to Gourdough's (1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704) for a couple of doughnuts. Once we got there, the others couldn't resist the draw of The Odd Duck Farm to Trailer where Braden and Kelly each got pork belly sliders and Tina got a corn salad. I then ordered a Dirty Berry (doughnut with fudge icing and grilled strawberries) and ODB (cream filled doughnut holes with icing rolled in coconut).
Gourdough's - Dirty Berry
Gourdough's - ODB

After visiting six locations and purchasing food from four vendors, we were done with our dinner.

Lunch: I had a bowl of green mung been soup.
Green Mung Bean Soup

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