Megan Giller

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October 28, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Kate’s Southern Comfort

 If Abel Gonzales Jr., with his deep-fried butter at the State Fair of Texas, is the king of frying, let’s just say Kate Bellinger, from Kate’s Southern Comfort, on Barton Springs Road, is the, um, duchess. She boasts a fine-looking menu, centered around traditional

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October 21, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Wurst Tex

All right, you dirty-minded folks. I’m ashamed of you. Yes, there’s a new sausage trailer in town. Yes, it’s headed up by the drummer of Oliver Future, a band whose members are all dudes. So, yes, you might even call it a sausage fest. Well, unlike all you heathens, I’m

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October 14, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Lucky’s Puccias

Ah, Italia. A country with a language so beautiful it can romance even the basest American classics. Casserolderci. Jell-O-tto. Brisketti. Puccia. Wait, that last one? Pronounced poo-chah, it may not be the prettiest word but it’s all real, and an amazing sandwich to boot. First, let’s talk

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October 7, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Counter Culture

You could say that the “Pac-Man” in vegan trailer Counter Culture‘s Pac-Man Caesar salad refers to all the good nutrients packed in such a simple salad: chopped kale, carrot rounds, and a light, nutty dressing somehow reminiscent of Parmesan. Or you could say it means that upon

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September 30, 2010

Trailer Thursday, Houston: Desi Grill and More

Some Austinites are snotty about Houston. Not me, I love it. The Montrose area. The Museum District. The Chocolate Bar. Alas, none of these are trailers. Fortunately, the Desi Grill and More has got Indian dhaba food in Houston covered. And I mean “covered” in

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September 23, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Baltimore Ballers

Though the word “baller” might be a little crude, Baltimore Ballers‘ snow cones are anything but. This ain’t no Sno Beach, or anywhere that cherry syrup reigns supreme. And you’re more likely to find a line of midnight revelers here than a gaggle of swim-suited kiddies

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September 16, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Old School BBQ and Grill

Good Samaritan that you are, if you saw a school bus on the side of the road with smoke billowing from its roof, you’d probably call 911. Now, it might seem counterintuitive, but don’t dial those digits. Pull over, whip out your wallet, and prepare for some of the best

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September 9, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Gourdough’s

I must be a glutton for punishment. Or, more likely, I’m just a glutton. After my brief fling last week with the Cutie Pie Wagon (fudge brownie pie, anyone?), I waddled over to Gourdough’s vintage Airstream trailer to get my hands on some of

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September 2, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Cutie Pie Wagon

There are very few things that could drag most people out of bed at 2:30 a.m. But thankfully, you don’t have to wake up in the wee hours, as Jaynie Buckingham does, to enjoy the benefits of her baking. And, oh, are there benefits. For sweet fiends such as myself,

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August 26, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Chi’Lantro

Relax, y’all. Sure, there are more Californians stampeding to Texas than surfing the waves off their own coast these days, but there’s an upside, at least for Austinites. Not only are the people of the Golden State migrating this way, so is the latest golden trend: Korean-Mexican

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August 19, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Good Pop

It’s still hot. And by hot, I mean a scorching 104 degrees. And we’ve got at least another month or two to go. So I thought I’d share with you my favorite recipe for keeping cool in Austin. Just this summer, I finally discovered the secret ingredient:

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August 12, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Austin Daily Press

How do you improve on a killer grilled pastrami with cheddar and horseradish mayo? Or a gyro sandwich with Israeli salad and Tabasco tzatziki? Austin Daily Press knows how. Wrap the sammy in The Onion newsprint and sell it at a bargain to late-night downtown revelers. Oh, and

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August 5, 2010

Trailer Thursday: MamboBerry

In a world of snow cone stands, froyo trailer MamboBerry is the underdog. Okay, they’re located in the prime South Congress trailer park. And they’re part of the increasingly obnoxious froyo craze. And they also have a bit of a line. So maybe they’re less underdog and

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July 29, 2010

Trailer Thursday: The Flying Carpet

They say that true Austinites describe places by what used to be there, not by what’s there now (Liberty Lunch, anyone?). Well, it’s been four years, and I still haven’t forgiven Mojo’s for closing its doors. It was replaced by the Kasbah, which used to make mediocre Moroccan

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July 22, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Me So Hungry

It’s a little ironic that the best part about Me So Hungry, situated in the parking lot of all-vegan Cheer Up Charlie’s, is the meat. The Asian-style barbecue chicken in my Zen Salad was delicious, and it was a great surprise to find heaps of fresh baby romaine,

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July 15, 2010

Trailer Thursday: ¡Hola Aloha! and Lulu B’s

Vegan ice cream? Let me say what you’re thinking: Hmmm. But there’s something special going on at ¡Hola Aloha!, a South Austin snow cone and sweet treat stand. Their vegan ice cream, made with coconut milk, was just that—creamy, cold, milky, and delicious. I tried it in an Aloha

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July 8, 2010

Trailer Thursday: #19 Bus

London’s bus route 19 might be where all the beautiful people are seen, but East Austin’s new double-decker #19 is where you’ll find absolutely gorgeous cheesesteaks and burgers. I unsuspectingly ambled into the trailer park they share with Lucky J’s and Cafe Racer on Saturday evening (or was

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July 1, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Zubik House

You gotta give Andy Zubik props. Not only does he create fabulous breakfast and lunch items at his trailer, Zubik House, he’s also unbelievably friendly and kind. Take this recent interaction, which I witnessed at the downtown farmer’s market on Saturday: Grumpy lady with two toddlers: Gimme two kolaches. Andy:

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June 30, 2010

Facts of Life

When my sixth-grade “little sister” asked me some tough questions, I had some of my own: How do you talk to teenagers about sex?

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June 24, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Bananarchy

Yes, folks, I just had a birthday. And no, I won’t tell you how old I am this year. But I will tell you about the best thing that happened to me on that lovely day: a visit to Bananarchy, in South Austin! Here’s how it works. Order either a

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June 17, 2010

Trailer Thursday: Sushi A-Go-Go

I braved a sushi trailer in June and lived to tell about it. Starting today, I’ll be posting a weekly Trailer Thursday edition of our Eat My Words blog to let you know which food trailers are toothsome and which are tasteless. For my initial foray, I picked one that

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