December 20, 2010

Two trailers participating in Sip & Savor Austin

Sip & Savor Austin is a two-week event featuring a representative sample of local food and drink that is reflective of the variety of choices we have available in Austin.  From upscale restaurants and swanky night clubs to gourmet food trailers and dive bars, this event showcases some of our favorite eats.  A full listing of particpants can be found at their site: The event will be peppered throughout Austin January 16-30, 2011 and there is still time to participate as a vendor or sponsor. The deadline for participation is Wed, Dec 22nd - contact

Meanwhile, I want to highlight two of the trailer food vendors that are currently in the line up.  Both came to the Gypsy Picnic and are continuing to make their mark in the trailer food scene here in town:  Colibri Cuisine and the Holy Cacao.  

Former accountant and teacher Anthony Alaniz alongside his bride to be, Candy, are dishing out such authentic Mexican cuisine as Barbacoa, Tamales, Quesadillas, Nacho-dillas, Taco-dillas and Tostadas down at their trailer Colibri Cuisine.  Check them out at their permanent location on W. 6th and Nueces in the trailer across the street from Little Woodrows.  They are open for dinner and late night Tuesday - Sunday 7:30pm to 2:30am.  Being from the Rio Grande Valley area, Anthony's roots in good food and hospitality come naturally. 

I'm also excited that Ellen and John of the Holy Cacao will be participating in the event with their famous cake ball trailer that also serves frozen hot chocolate and cake shakes.  They have a rich publicity history including 'best dessert' from the Gypsy Picnic, 'best frozen hot chocolate in America' from Travel & Leisure Magazine and were featured on the Food Network's 'Kid in a Candy Store'.   They are parked in the famous South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery (by Torchy's Tacos and Man Bites Dog) at 1311 S. 1st and are open for business seven days a week from noon til 8p, with two extra hours on Friday and Saturday. 

Check out their food during Sip & Savor week and tell them Trailer Food Diaries sent you!