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Truck thoughts: Not Your Mama's; 3 Little Pigs; Honcho's


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Truck thoughts: Not Your Mama's; 3 Little Pigs; Honcho's

Carter B. | | Feb 20, 2011 08:05 AM

I've been to a few food trucks recently that seem to have few if any reviews here on CH. Please share your thoughts on these places:

Not Your Mama's Food Truck stationed on E. Cesar Chavez near Juan in a Million. The owner is a charismatic guy with a penchant for loud music. The food is as gutsy as the music. Double Fried Korean-style chicken was excellent (came on a slider or as main). The beef tongue sliders were also really solid, very caramelized and crispy and delicious. The menu is not vast but it is different and good.

Honcho's is in the same trailer park as Not Your Mama's. I think I have the name right but I'm terrible with spelling and I can't find it via searches--I looked at yelp and austin food cars, but no dice. It is an unassuming place with a very pedestrian sounding menu of burgers, nachos, etc. If you didn't know any better you'd assume this is a place run by the Sappy Sacks guys with a boring menu.

I was merely looking at the menu on my way to Not Your Mama's when they offered me a burger, fries and Coke for $5. Who can pass that up? The burger is quite good here. I'm normally a thick, gourmet burger guy, and this is more of a thin-patty style but the seasoning was excellent, but the bun was fresh (probably not homemade). Think excellent Whataburger style burger. Alas, the fries were limp fellas and not recommended. I mentioned how I impressed I was to the Not Your Mama's owner and he said he likes their food also and that they make homemade tortilla chips for their nachos. I look forward to return to this park to eat at both places.

Three Little Pigs is a newish trailer run by Raymond Tatum on E. 12th pretty much across the street from the Old Gene's behind East Side Wine. I know Tatum has gotten much respect on this board, but he's new to me. The menu here is focused on pork. We sampled roast pork with green curry noodles (quite good), cracklin meatloaf (good but not as good as it could have been as I want crunchy pork bits), asian fried chicken (not as good as Not Your Mama's), and a lamb sausage slider (pretty good). All in all the food was quite good but not over the top amazing. Still, very pleasant and we'll be back.

Anyone been to these places? Care to share any thoughts?

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