Around the BLOCK

A Taste of Austin

Don’t get me wrong, Austin is a cool city. Pockets of eclectic neighborhoods, tons of live music, a pretty lake with an awesome trail surrounding it and a booming downtown. But for me, it’s all about the food. I was recently there for 4 nights and didn’t come close to trying all of the restaurants […]

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Pigwich

Despite recent pieces in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Chef Alex Pope is not about to rest on his laurels. Last month he rolled out a new food truck called Pigwich, that will be permanently parked behind his Local Pig butcher shop. Located in a secluded part of the East Bottoms, […]

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Driftwood KC Food Truck

A new food truck to check out….Driftwood KC. Full disclosure, it’s run by my nephew and his wife. But that doesn’t mean the food isn’t terrific!  It’s actually more of a trailer and though mobile, is normally parked at 101st St. and State Line, in the lot just to the north of Office Max. There’s […]

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Prairie Fire Oven

I first met David White and sampled his pizza while attending Art in the Vines at the Somerset Ridge Winery in Paola Kansas. Prairie Fire Oven is similar to a food truck in that the oven is on a trailer that hitches to a car or truck, but a separate fold up tent is part […]

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Westport Street Fare

Aaron Confessori and Richard Wiles are busy men. They own Westport Cafe and Bar, the recently opened Boot, and they are operating the Westport Street Fare, a food truck parked at the corner of Westport and Pennsylvania in the parking lot just to the west of Harry’s Bar and Tables. The truck serves up mostly […]

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Indios Carbonsitos

I’ve definitely joined the food truck craze, and have been trying to sample as many of the vendors as I can. Just like not all restaurants are the same, neither can food trucks be lumped together. I prefer those that are a cut above the rest, with either upscale (as is the case at Port […]

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Port Fonda food truck

Wow. What a treat. I stopped by the Port Fonda food truck last Saturday afternoon to sample chef/owner Patrick Ryan’s Mexican fare, cooked to order at the truck’s stove. I had been reading for months about Ryan’s project, a retrofitted airstream trailer. And this is not any old trailer. The interior is wrapped with gorgeous […]

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Fresher Than Fresh Ice Pops

No need to wait until snow cone season. You can get Fresher Than Fresh ice pops in a freezer case at Hammerpress on Southwest Blvd. They are similar to the old-fashioned push-ups we used to savor in the summer, only these are made with awesome, fresh ingredients and nothing artificial. I tried the lime mint, […]

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