When I got "peached" for the first time at Icon.me's launch party
last February, I was instantly hooked onto the unique concept of Austin's must-try food truck, the Peached Tortilla
. Since starting with one food truck less than four years ago, the Peached Tortilla has acquired a huge fan base, grown a thriving catering business (led by the lovely Hope Furst
), and hosted fabulous pop up dinners with local Austin vendors. They recently crafted Snoop Dog’s favorite breakfast sandwich before his SXSW performance earlier this month in Austin!
Business Development Director Hope Furst, who has quickly become a great friend in the Austin food scene, invited me to the Tuesday night truck stop at Draught House (it's parked every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.!). We shared the infamous bacon jam fries with fried egg (above) over hilarious conversation, where I learned fascinating news about the Peached Tortilla's newest brick-and-mortar restaurant venture.
The Southern-Asian-Texan fusion influence is evident in every facet of owner Eric Silverstein's concept. Born in Tokyo, raised in Atlanta, and now thriving in Texas, Eric chose a name that honors the iconic Georgia peach and Austin-coveted staple. I'm a huge fan of the creative blend of Southern fare and Asian ingredients.
Now, onto the street food. Above is the glorious combo of a BBQ brisket slider (braised for four hours) with apple slaw and roasted peach BBQ sauce, and the Bahn Mi taco on corn with pickled carrot, sriracha mayo and cilantro. I mean...can it get any better than that? Nope. Most of these orders are versatile, if you prefer slider or taco or bowl.
The tasty pad thai taco spoons the traditional noodle dish into a warm corn tortilla with an irresistible garnish of crushed peanut and lime. I don't think I'll ever appreciate traditional pad thai again. How have we never been served this peanut goodness in taco form?!
Keep up with the two trucks' whereabouts here
, but don't miss the Tuesday night hangouts off Medical Parkway and 38th street this Spring. Get excited for the Burnet brick-and-mortar location to open this October. It'll feature the street food fare as specials, but the dinner only and craft cocktail service will kick the cuisine style up a notch for the ultimate date night or bar spot.
And thank you again, Hope, for the hospitality!