I ran by El Milagro to stock up on fresh spices and noticed the East Side Drive In food trailer park is starting to shut down. A couple of the food trucks are already missing and apparently the rest are set to follow.
Word has it that the lot on which the food trailers were parked has been sold and an apartment or condo tower will be constructed there. This property held numerous trailers including Pig Vicious, Bits and Druthers, Firefly Pies and Danny’s Barbecue among others.
The real estate could not be more prime so I’m not surprised to see the conversion from funky food cart courtyard to soaring I.M Pei inspired luxury living.
Here are a couple websites that do a good job of keeping up with all the comings and goings of Austin explosive food trailer scene: Tiffany Harelik held a stunningly successful food trailer party at Auditorium Shores last year. http://trailerfooddiaries.blogspot.com/ and http://austinfoodcarts.com/ also has tons of info on the scene. If you find your favorite food cart is missing from East Side Drive In these folks will be able to help you vector in.