Bill and I decided on the lobster rolls from Dock & Roll Diner. The lobster/coleslaw combination was tasty but it seemed out-of-place to be eating lobster rolls in 100-degree heat in the center of Texas. We decided against getting ice cream sandwiches from Cool Haus because we didn’t want to deal with a melted gooey mess.
Ten trucks and trailers lined up on the Long Center terrace for the first Trailer Food Tuesday this week. Cuisines ranged from hot dogs to tacos to ice cream sandwiches. Some are well-known here: for example, Hey Cupcake! with their distinctive pink cupcakes on the roof has several trucks parked around Austin. But others like Evil Weiner (hotdogs) or Be More Pacific (Filipino) were not familiar to us.
In spite of the heat, this initial Trailer Food Tuesday had a decent turnout. Most vendors offered limited menus which helped to keep the lines shorter. Tables and chairs were set up in the shade of the building but some people spread out their own blankets on the grass.
Trailer Food Tuesdays are planned for the last Tuesday of every month through the end of the year. It’s not clear whether the same trucks will be at the Long Center each time. We’re hoping that different vendors will be invited to participate in the coming months so we can sample other menus…although we wouldn’t complain if that ice-cream sandwich truck came back again in a month or two.