Sherpalux invited us out for an afternoon tour of the city, and though all attending were Austin natives, there were a few new and delicious discoveries for the group.
|East 6th Trailer Park|
Our first stop: food trucks! Three samples from different restaurants were offered. The samples weren’t huge, but they did the trick.
|The Spartan from Spartan Pizza|
The vegetarian options were a bit more limited, but Spartan Pizza came through with several tantalizing choices to appease me.
|The Zeus from Spartan Pizza|
My carnivorous partner lucked out with The Zeus. That slice contained olive oil, bacon, spinach, and fresh mozzarella.
|The Balboa from Way South Philly|
Way South Philly was next up at the trailer park. The owner spoke with great passion about what makes a truly authentic Philly cheese steak, and you may be surprised to learn that a main ingredient is Cheez Whiz.
|The Adrian from Way South Philly|
Canned “cheez” aside, they had a pretty decent vegan option. Grilled vegetables, good bread, and the option to add hot sauce (an option I strongly endorse). It was simple, healthy, and good.
|Cookies from Cool Haus|
We finished off the food portion of our tour with tasty bites from Cool Haus. They brought out the cookies first, one being a vegan option, and added the ice cream later. This made sense to everyone except for my partner, who ate our cookies as soon as they were set down.
The ice cream sandwich concept was lost on him.
After a brief shopping trip on South Congress, with a quintessentially Austin stop at Continental Club, we hopped over to Clarksville for one last drink at Mean-Eyed Cat.
The tour was fun, and something I would definitely recommend to the Austin newcomer, or out-of-town guest.