Welcome to a very special Street Food Friday! Okay, so it's not that different. But instead of featuring just one food truck, I thought I'd offer a music/food review of the Austin City Limits music festival.
(I'm the one on the left.)
My friend Audrei and I have been planning on attending ACL since Groundhog's Day. We hit up the Saturday Festival, getting there at 11:30 AM and staying until 9:30. I don't know how people do it for three whole days--I was exhausted. Luckily, they had the Austin Eats area so we could keep our energy.
(The only thing that keeps me from hating long lines is the prospect of food at the end.)
For lunch, I ate a cheeseburger from P. Terry's and a pork belly slider from Odd Duck Farm to Trailer. P. Terry's is a burger joint in town and I've been meaning to go to Odd Duck for ages. AGES. The burger was decent, but let me tell you about these pork belly sliders. I could eat nothing but these for the rest of my life. The bun was soft and sweet, the coleslaw had the right amount of tang, and the pork belly--well, it melted in your mouth faster than a popsicle in the sun.
(Succulent is the best word to describe this.)
Around four p.m., I grabbed a mini cherry pie from Pie Fixes Everything. (Doesn't it, though?) Not only was the packaging delightful, but the pie was mighty tasty. Of course, no one makes cherry pie as good as my mom. I may be biased.
(Still not sure if the fruit had been brought back to life by Ned the Pie Maker. I like to think so.)
Around dinnertime, I wanted something light and fresh. I settled on a pasta primavera cup from Mandola's Italian Market. I'm a really big fan of Mandola's--they have amazing gelato. My little pasta cup hit the spot.
(Bonus points for the green beans. Minus points for the mushrooms that were hiding at the bottom.)
Not only was the food rocking, but so was the music. We heard the following bands...
ACL Set List
The Warrior Gospel Band
The Belle Brigade (One of my faves!)
Young the Giant
City and Colour
Iron & Wine
Fitz and the Tantrums (Hands down, the best show of the day.)
Gillian Welch (I adore her.)
TV On The Radio
Stevie Wonder (Couldn't really hear him. It was disappointing.)
My Morning Jacket (Freaking awesome and hardcore. They were a fun group to see at the very end of the night.)
Oh, and then Audrei and I got invited by this random group of kids from Mexico to go to an afterparty where Chromeo was supposedly playing. We were like, "Uh....we've got church in the morning. But thank you?" Can't wait for next year!