Austin Trailer Report: Before Cone, There Was Bacon

There was an ignored stand outside the Austin Convention Center. I guessed that it lacked patrons because people were intimidated by the food concept, which was bacon-laced waffle cones filled with Tex-Mex classics. I opted for The Hoss, which was filled with lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole and cheese with a couple beef taquitos tucked in.
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Austin Trailer Report: La Boîte

When most people think of Austin food, they think of barbecue and Tex-Mex, but Austin is also becoming known for its food trailers. Several new ones have opened up in the past year, offering everything from upscale fare using local ingredients, sushi and Cuban sandwiches to Asian fusion, Indian and even disgusting sounding full-meal donuts that are supposedly delicious. And of course there are taco and barbecue trailers too.

Today my mom, sister Jo, brother-in-law Gabe and I sampled La Boîte. Not technically a trailer but a shipping container, this café offers pastries, coffee and sandwiches, using local ingredients when possible. I had been reluctant to try it since a place that bills itself as “true euro” is bound to turn me off. Continue reading “Austin Trailer Report: La Boîte”

Comme un bouchon

Bistrot Lyonnais

On Monday, in Geneva for business, I ventured from my hotel a little before 8pm to look for dinner. After perusing the menu of a few places in the neighbourhood, I settled on the little “bistrot lyonnais”. The menu looked a little meat heavy but made my mouth water.

The proprietor and wait staff greeted me warmly and seated me in the cozy restaurant near the bar with a good view of the black board with the daily specials.  The last item on the board was “Spécialités orales de Cédric et Mélanie”. Continue reading “Comme un bouchon”