Trailer Park & Eatery

August 4, 2009 at 12:59 am 4 comments

This past weekend was beyond productive, I crossed off so many things from my to-do list. The act of crossing things off a list thrills the bajeebus out of me.

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One of the things I crossed off was eating at the Trailer Park & Eatery. We drove down to South 1st yesterday and parked in the gravel parking lot that also contains Torchy’s Tacos and Lee-Dee-Dah. I have been dying to try Torchy’s for I dunno…six months and mamma mia was it worth the wait. Alex and I both ordered two of their tacos: I got the Carnitas Pulled Pork and Green Chile taco on a double corn tortilla and the Baja Shrimp on a flour tortilla. Alex got the Jamaican Jerk Chicken with mangoes and the Trailer Trash (with fried chicken), both on flour tortillas. Each taco was served with a lime wedge and an individual sauce paired appropriately with each taco variety. There were water coolers close by so one didn’t need to order a drink, when all was said and done we paid $11.95 for the both of us. If you live in or around Austin GO GO GO GO to this place. We dubbed them the best tacos we’ve had.

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For dessert we skipped La-Dee-Dah to try Holy Cacao which I had heard about in Austin Monthly to sample a few of their famed cake balls. Sadly, they weren’t worth the hype and quite frankly, I’ve had better balls…cake balls that is. I had Holly’s Favorite and we both tried the Red Velvet which left a lot to be desired. The Red Velvet especially tasted as if it had been pre-made and then frozen. A no no in my book, especially when you just had a rave review in one of the city’s most popular publications.

We’ll be back to Torchy’s for sure, there are various other taco combos I must try, including their breakfast tacos.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren  |  August 4, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I love love love Torchy’s! Every time I come home to Austin a trip there is just assumed (and usually involves another on the way out of town). ! Their guacamole is killer too- get it next time you go- I promise you won’t be disappointed!

    I think cake balls are gross in general- have you been to Polka Dots cupcakes? They are delicious!

    Oh man, I have to get to Austin soon!

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  • 2. erynchandler  |  August 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    funny you mention Polka Dots….another place I’ve been really wanting to try. also on the list, Sugar Mama’s!

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  • 3. Lauren  |  August 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve been there, too… last time I was in town it was a cupcake extravaganza!

    I liked Polka Dots better, but Sugar Mama’s flavors, names and presentation were better. Their cookies are good, too!

    I think I am going to change my blog to fat and happy and only write about food… haha…

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  • 4. erynchandler  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    cupcake extravaganza seems like something i need to be a part of.

    next time you’re in austin…it’s on!

    Reply

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