Austin Food Trip Day 2 – Food Trucks Tour, Knife Making & Tasting Menu

After the food coma on the first day of the Austin Food Trip, it was nice to be well rested for Bold Food Tour Day 2 of awesome eats! We met at the lobby at 10AM and had an entire day trip of eating around some of the best restaurants and food trucks in Austin, Texas.


Austin, Texas Food Tour Day 2 with Bold Food Tours with best things to do, restaurants and food trucks in Austin with Boteca, La Barbecue, Olamaie and Weige Knives

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Austin Day 2 Food Trip Itinerary

Best Austin Food Trucks Tour

We kicked off Bold Food Tour Day 2 of the Austin Food Trip with a Food Truck Tour with Austin Eats Food Tours in the morning. Led by tour host Caron, we went to five different food trucks each with a unique offering.

The food truck culture here is the biggest I’ve seen so a trip to Austin is not complete without checking out the food trucks.

Some fun facts I learned during the tour: there are about 700 food trucks in Austin, and most of them are not roaming food trucks because the city has so many designated food trailer parks where the food trucks can permanently reside. Also, a lot of them are BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze)!

Learn more about Austin Eats Food Tours here

Torchy’s Tacos

First stop of the food truck tour was Torchy’s Tacos, one of the oldest food trucks in Austin which started in 2006.

We had the ever popular Migas breakfast taco made with scrambled eggs, crisp corn tortilla strips, green chiles, avocado, pico de gallo & shredded cheese. served with tomatillo sauce on flour tortilla.

Migas Taco from Torchy's Tacos Food Truck in Austin, Texas

We also got to try the famous Chips & Salsa at Torchy’s Tacos!

The story behind this was when Torchy’s was first starting out, the owner was outside the street handing out free Chips & Salsa to attract customers. Once they had a taste of it, they were hooked!

Migas Taco and Chips & Salsa from Torchy's Tacos Food Truck in Austin, Texas

This was the best chips & salsa I’ve ever had!

Chips & Salsa from Torchy's Tacos Food Truck in Austin, Texas

One of our tourmate, Amelia, ordered The Democrat Taco (not included in the Bold Food Tour) since it was recommended by her friend.

This was made with shredded beef barbacoa topped with fresh avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions & a wedge of lime. served with tomatillo salsa on a fresh corn tortilla.

The Democrat Taco from Torchy's Tacos in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 1311 S 1st St, Austin, Texas 78704, United States

Boteco

Next stop on the Food Truck Tour was was Boteco Food Truck for some Brazilian street food. Owners Lauren and Fernando’s mission is to bring the laid-back Brazilian vibe to Austin.

They actually play Brazilian music at the food truck which makes you want to just hang out and chill… or dance.

Close-up Picanha Grelhada from Boteco Food Truck in Austin, Texas

Did you know? On February 1, 2016, Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves dined at Boteco to celebrate Camila’s birthday!

We got to try their Picanha Grelhada, which are grilled top sirloin steak with rice beans, Brazilian pico de gallo, farofa (toasted yucca flour) and caramelized onions.

Five Picanha Grelhada on the table from Boteco Food Truck in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 1209 E 6th St suite a, Austin, Texas 78702, United States

La Barbecue

The first Texas barbecue this Austin Food Trip was with La Barbecue food truck., considered as one of the best BBQ restaurants in Texas.

We arrived around noon and there was a long line-up already which can go more than 2.5 hours. Luckily, with Bold Food Tour, we didn’t even have to wait in line, making us feel like VIPs.

Did you know? La Barbecue Founder LeAnn Mueller is the daughter of legendary Texas barbecue icon Bobby Mueller of Louis Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas. Louie Mueller is her grandfather.

We got to feast on Brisket, Pulled Pork and Sausages. Suffice to say, these were the most flavourful briskets I’ve had!

Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage from La Barbecue Food Truck in Austin, Texas
Close-up Brisket from La Barbecue Food Truck in Austin, Texas

Travelling Foodie Tip: There’s free beer Friday through Sunday!

Brisket from La Barbecue Food Truck in Austin, Texas
Pulled Pork from La Barbecue Food Truck in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 2027 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States

Also Read: Big Lee’s – Serious About Barbecue in Ocala, Florida

Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria

Stop #4 of the Austin Food Truck Tour was Lucky’s Puccias & Pizzeria, a restaurant which started off as a food truck. Puccias (pronounced Poo + Chah) are wood fired Italian sandwiches which originated from Puglia, Italy.

At Lucky’s, puccia is brought to you by Lucky the Breadmaster who learned how to make puccia in the city of Taranto in Southern Italy.

We all shared two orders of the Lucky’s Puccia which consists of prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, arugula, chipotle aioli.

Lucky's Puccia from Lucky's Puccias and Pizzeria in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 1300 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States

Gourdough’s

Last stop in the Austin Food Truck Tour was Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts. for desserts. Gourdough’s came into Austin’s food truck scene in 2008 and since then has opened bars which serve both donuts and booze.

Did you know? Gourdough’s was profiled on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations in the summer of 2010.

We shared four donuts because one do-nut eat just one.

Miss Shortcake Donut from Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts. in Austin, Texas
Miss Shortcake: Cream Cheese Icing With Fresh Cut Strawberries
Mama's Cake Donut from Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts. in Austin, Texas
Mama’s Cake: Yellow Cake Batter Filling With Chocolate Fudge Icing
ODB Donut from Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts. in Austin, Texas
ODB: Cream Filled Doughnut Holes With Icing Rolled In Coconut
Black Out Donut from Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts. in Austin, Texas
Black Out: Brownie Batter, Fudge Icing & Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites

Website / Address: 1503 S 1st St., Austin, Texas 78704, United States

Regal Ravioli (CLOSED)

Regal Ravioli is an extra stop we did because that’s just how foodies in this Bold Food Tour roll. While we were waiting for our donuts from Gourdough’s, tourmate Adrienne saw the food truck across the street.

Upon finding the owners came from her hometown in New Jersey and knew her gold standard for ravioli, Severino, she had to try them.

She ordered the Cheese Ravioli: ricotta, mozzarella, asiago, lemon zest, fresh basil with with marinara sauce.

Cheese Ravioli from Regal Ravioli in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 1201 Bastrop Hwy bldg a, Austin, Texas 78742, United States


Weige Knives

The only non-eating activity in the Austin Bold Food Tour but still related to food is the visit to Weige Knives. Owner Travis Weige gave us a tour of the knife-making setup in his garage and gave a demonstration on how Weige Knives are made.

Watch the full YouTube video of Weige Knives Knife-Making Demonstration here.

Weige Knives in Austin, Texas

Their current waiting list is 16 months for customers to get a knife. Every knife is unique and only produced once, except steak knives.

Unfinished knives at Weige Knives in Austin, Texas

Did you know? Anything fiber can be made into a knife handle.

Travis Weige grinding the knife at Weige Knives in Austin, Texas
Travis Weige explaining the different knives at Weige Knives in Austin, Texas

Learn more about Weige Knives here.


Prohibition Creamery

After the Weige Knives demonstration, there was free time until dinner. What do a group of foodies do? Head to Prohibition Creamery.

We saw Prohibition Creamery during the Food Truck Tour at Boteca. We actually wanted to check it out that time but they were closed so we decided to come here after the Weige Knives demo.

Prohibition Creamery combines two popular indulgences, alcohol and ice cream, into one intoxicating handcrafted ice cream. With a background in science and technology, owner Laura graduated from Penn State University’s 120-year-old ice cream program and started infusing spirits into ice cream.

I enjoyed the Tiramisu Boozy Ice Cream.

Tiramisu Ice Cream from Prohibition Creamery in Austin, Texas

Website / Address: 1407 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78702, United States

Also Read: Southern California MustTry Food & Drinks


Olamaie

Dinner for Austin Food Trip Day 2 was at the acclaimed Olamaie, one of the best restaurants in Austin founded by Chef Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas, who were named Food and Wine Best New Chefs in 2015.

Olamaie brings five generations of Southern food created with Chef Michael and Grae’s love for vintage cookbooks and Southern cooking.

Chef Fojtasek created a special family-style meal just for the Bold Food Tour that contains all of the most famous Olamaie dishes, paired with wines chosen to highlight the food. It was such a feast and a great way to end the night!

Before the actual tasting, we started off with cocktails and amuse-bouche

Amuse-bouche from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Three kinds of ham: 2014 unsmoked ham, 2015 ham from Virginia, and an award-winning ham from The Hamery

For cocktails, I got The French School because the Creole shrub ingredient sounded interesting to me.

The French School cocktail from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
The French School: Bourbon, Swedish punsch, Creole shrub, lemon, Orange blossom water

Tasting Menu

First course was appetizers, paired by choice either white or rose wines. I chose the rose wine from Donkey and Goat Winery.

We were served Olamaie’s popular Off-Menu Biscuits, which were the best biscuits I’ve ever had!

Biscuits from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Carolina Gold Rice Hush Puppies from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Carolina Gold Rice Hush Puppies: Benton’s country ham, charred garlic chive, onion dip
Texas Shrimp and Jefferson Red Rice from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Texas Shrimp and Jefferson Red Rice: Tabasco, wild onion, butter cracker
Kil't White Button Mushrooms from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
On the table:
Kil’t White Button Mushrooms: warm country ham vinaigrette, tarragon, catsup
Butter Poached Carrot Salad: citrus, caramelized buttermilk, lettuces

Second course was entrees, paired with Cabernet Sauvignon from Buehler Vineyards.

Hoppin' John from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
“Hoppin’ John”: Sea Island red peas, smoky likker, soft-boiled eggs

FL Red Snapper: Carolina Gold Rice, hickory smoked roe, herb fumet

Dewberry Hills Farm Chicken from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Dewberry Hills Farm Chicken: Farro piccolo, parsnip, celery, peas
Bone-in Pork Chop from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Bone-in Pork Chop: Escarole, strawberry, radicchio
Strube Ranch 16oz Wagyu Ribeye from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Strube Ranch 16oz Wagyu Ribeye: Souther sideboard

The last and third course was desserts.

Angel Food Cake, Strawberry Sorbet and Benne Oil Cake from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Angel Food Cake from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Angel Food Cake: grapefruit curd, vanilla bean ice cream
Strawberry Sorbet from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Strawberry Sorbet: winter savory chantilly, lemon shortbread
Benne Oil Cake from Olamaie in Austin, Texas
Benne Oil Cake: black cherry ice cream, Olamaie magic shell

Website / Address: 1610 San Antonio St, Austin, Texas 78701, United States


MAP: Austin Food Trip Day 2

Austin Food Trip Day 2 with Bold Food Tour showcased some of the best things to do, restaurants and food trucks in Austin!


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