Austin Texas is a funky Town, especially in the South Congress area. Long known as a hang out for hippies of all ages, Austin offers a variety of shopping and restaurant experiences. From 5 Star Restaurants to Trailers (yes trailers) you will find every sort of food and beverage here.
On a recent visit to Austin, I was compelled to stop at the South Congress Food Trailer Park. This unique restaurant row has 11 unique eateries all housed in trailers. On any give day you will see the professional, students, and average Joe’s grabbing lunch or dinner at the Food Trailer Park. I was hungry but I had to make a decision on where I wanted to eat. My choices were Hey Cupcake, Austin Frigid, Fry Baby, Pitalicious, Diver City Grill, Coat & Thai, Wurst Tex, The Might Cone, and The Original New Orleans Po Boy Gumbo Shop. The choices were overwhelming, but my fondness for New Orleans Fare landed me at the Latter.
The Original New Orleans Gumbo Shop boast original NOLA food, and one glance confirmed that was no exaggeration. The menu was full of traditional New Orleans dishes and it was a difficult decision. After some time I settled on the Oyster Po Boy combo. As I waited for my fresh made Po Boy it became obvious that this trailer was the real thing. The biggest clue was a picture of the owner, Darold Gordon, dressed in his Saint Josephs Day Chiefs outfit. If you don’t know about the Saint Josephs Day event in New Orleans you should check it out. Needless to say I knew this food was going to be traditional and original.
When my food came I took one bite and was rewarded with the taste and texture of Now Orleans. The Po Boy bread was great and the oysters were perfect. I could not have asked for a better lunch. The Po Boy Combo was prices well and came with Cajun French Fries and an drink. I savored every bite. After I ate I talked to Darold about NO and his trailer restaurant. He was genuine and took the time to chat and even posed for a picture. Tastes Like Travel highly recomend having Lunch or Dinner here. It is true New Orleans cooked and serve by NOLA natives. Ask about Saint Josephs Day while you are there.
If you are in Austin make sure you stop at the Trailer Park for a quick bite to eat. It is a unique dining experience and well worth the time and money.