There is a rule somewhere that says, basically, all good things shall start with, a pet peeve. Why did I have to ask for the vegan menu? Why was there nothing in the menu even saying "Hey, look what we did!!!!" I came because I knew there was one but this just isn't right. I think both menus should be given to every single customer. Let them know about it. Let them have the choice. Let them think, "Hey, I know a vegan," or even, "Didn't Oprah do a vegan thing? So this is vegan?" Whatever. Don't keep it a secret.
Now for the meal. Yesssss!! Was it the greatest mexican food I ever ate? No. The whole experience was great. Fun. Delicious. Cool. Part of a happenin'.
|There was a special on the Food Channel. Is this where the Vegan food truck was? No, just a bunch of food trucks but still a happenin'.|
|A little bit of the neighborhood we were in. If you look at the building on the left, on the Cooking Channel's "Eat St." during the Austin episode they featured the facade in about a 1/2 second shot.|
|I had a hard time reading the name too.|
|It looks like the place is mobbed but there are outside tables and just a few people milling about.|
|The bar at the front.|
|I wished for a good meal.|
|Huge dining area but most is taken up by the kitchen. Just to the right is the salsa bar.|
|Fresh hot chips with Pico de Gallo, Verde Tomatillo, and Rojas Chipotle.|
|With a menu like this why not just offer it to every guest who sits down. This is expansive.|
|Vegan Black Bean Soup|
Two crisp shells with refried beans, soy chorizo, grilled onion, bell pepper and mushrooms. Topped with warm chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
and on the same plate ...
I thought at first I had a plate of a Soy Taco with a salad. It was funny in a way. I wasn't even sure what I had because to me a taco is a hard crispy shell. This was wrapped in a soft whole wheat, (my choice), tortilla and filled with cilantro, onions and pineapple. It was pretty good. I like soy chorizo but I know people who don't and that's the primary flavor of this dish.
|Another shot of the food truck camp. It takes up the whole block.|
|This is a coffee shop. That one word in the window caught my eye!|
|I'm not sure what that place was called but it's right next to this place on Congress.|