Austin Food Truckery: Frozen Bananas, Fried Avocado Tacos and Brisket, All in the Same Lunch

You're bound to be in Austin at some point this summer. And if you're not into making reservations at a real restaurant, you'll probably end up at a food truck or three while you're there.

I love Mighty Cone and the other great spots in the park on South Congress. And I'm excited that Odd Duck is now going to be a restaurant. And Gourdough's ahmahgawd, Gourdough's.

But this time, I wanted to try a couple new places. So I asked the Twitter thing. And that's when lunch became epic lunch.

Daniel Walker of @deepinthegut said Izzoz Tacos was worth trying, and then @BBQSnob recommended J Mueller BBQ. Turns out, both places are on South 1st Street. Fuck to the yes. When I heard Bananarchy had a truck in that area, too, it was on.

Here's what you do when you go:

While your friends are waiting in line at Franklin BBQ for you, stop by J Mueller BBQ truck and pick up some brisket, ribs and a giant side of squash casserole (it's all D-cup awesome). Save some to bring back to your friends in the Franklin line and have your own Franklin BBQ versus J Mueller BBQ taste-off. Spoiler alert: Everyone wins.

After that appetizer at J Mueller's, hit up Izzoz Tacos for some queso and three tacos (fried avocado, tempura shrimp and a grilled tilapia).

I inhaled the shrimp tempura taco (tempura-battered shrimp, slaw, pickled red onion, cilantro lime aioli) pre-photographing. Get it. It's great. And definitely get that fried avocado taco (tempura-battered avocado, arugula, tomato, cojita cheese, chipotle sherry vinaigrette). It gives the fried avocado cone from Mighty Cone a run for its money.

Then, head to Bananarchy and order yourself one of their awesome frozen banana specialties. I had the Hippy Dippy. Because hippies are delicious.

I don't recommend operating heavy machinery after this suggested meal plan. I do recommend a good, strong nap.

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Alice Laussade writes about food, kids, music, and anything else she finds to be completely ridiculous. She created and hosts the Dallas event, Meat Fight, which is a barbecue competition and fundraiser that benefits the National MS Society. Last year, the event raised $100,000 for people living with MS, and 750 people could be seen shoving sausage links into their faces. And one time, she won a James Beard Award for Humor in Writing. That was pretty cool.
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