First off - I LOVE KC, but we need to get on the food cart/trailer trend NOW!
I will admit that I was skeptical of all the Food Network-induced hype over food carts, but the way it was done in Austin was really cool and made me a believer. My favorite part of the whole trip was the discovery of the South Austin Trailer Park and Eatery. It was a totally unexpected representative of what I think the trend should be about: a designated spot for 3-4 trailers to park and sell their respective foods in an outdoor food court type of setting. It is perfect for a group of friends that can't come to a concensus on where to eat!
There were picnic tables available in the shade of a giant tree lit with Christmas lights at night, and there was even a newly-converted warehouse structure with more "traditional" seating, TV's, beer sales, shuffle boad, and foosball! What more do you need on a warm summer night? I really wish I had got some photos at night. my bad.
|the picnic tables -daytime|
Holy Cacao's specialty is the trendy "cake ball". This is also a fad of which I have been skeptical because I am NOT a fan of the texture you often get when DIPPING desserts in "chocolate" that needs to harden. I often find it to be waxy and AWFUL. I'm not sure if Holy Cacao just uses higher quality ingredients or what, but the result was REALLY yummy and un-waxy. I chose the "Wedding Ball" and the "Diablo Ball" - see menu here.
|I also love the Ganesh/cow mascot. really cute.|
I really think they might have just started the business so they could get away with talking about "balls" all the time. *giggle*
Right now I will get back to daydreaming about starting a trailer park in KC with the Record Bar, Eden Alley, and Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones.
Tomorrow - cupcakes and cookies, Austin style.