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AUSTIN CITY BEYOND THE LIMITS
Food trucks, stations & trailers of Austin

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Fri, Jan 6, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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The Chipotle food truck in Austin, Texas

Words and pictures by Roy Nakano GALLERY—They used to be called roach coaches—until Kogi’s of So Cal (as in Southern California) introduced Korean tacos through its food trucks. Foodies lined up for hours to try the bulkogi tacos and kimchee quesadillas. Pretty soon, every aspiring gourmet chef got into the food truck act, turning it into a national phenomenon. Food on wheels became the way to offer gourmet food without the gourmet overhead and gourmet price.

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The DiverSity Grill food trailer in Austin, Texas

While food trucks have become the norm for Los Angeles and elsewhere, in Austin, Texas, another mode of mobility has taken root: The trailer. Oh sure, Austin has its food trucks, but they’ve devoted a whole section of town to trailers that sell everything from hot dogs to puppy dogs. A few of the staffers from LA Car rolled into to the South Congress district of Austin (or So Co, as it’s affectionately called) to check out how this Lone Star city does mobile merchandise. Keeping in mind that every picture is worth a thousand words, we bring you So Co Austin’s rolling recipes for success.

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Another food and wheels theme: Each Rudy's in Texas is a converted gas station

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