February 5, 2014

Austin food trucks to go head to head in throwdownIf you’re enrolled in an Austin culinary school and you love food trucks, you’ll want to check out the upcoming Mobile Food Throwdown battle. The event, hosted by FoodTrailersAustin.com, will put cuisine from The Peached Tortilla and Chi’Lantro head to head. It all will go down on Feb. 22 at the Draught House Pub and Brewery. The winner will receive the bragging rights of being called the Best Asian Fusion in Austin.

One of the participating food trucks, The Peached Tortilla, serves southern comfort food with an Asian twist. In addition to its mobile food offerings, it also has a full-service catering wing of business. Customers are even treated to an occasional pop-up dinner at brick and mortar storefronts across Austin.

The other competitor, Chi’Lantro?, is known for its kimchi fries. But they have tons of other tasty items on the menu, like rice bowls, tacos and burritos, all with an Asian flair. Chi’Lantro has been profiled by a variety of mainstream publications, such as The New York Times, GQ magazine, Food Network and the Cooking Channel.

Tickets to the event are being sold online, and prices range from $20 to $28. The latter cost includes extra promotional items like a screen printed T-shirt, in addition to pint glasses and dishes from each menu on the food trucks.