May 21, 2011

Buffalo Bob's Chalupa Wagon

This is a menu you'll want to take a good look at as you make your list of favorites. RJ, “Buffalo Bob” himself, has combined all my favorite things: healthy choices, traditional Mexican food, authentic Texan recipes, locally sourced ingredients on a Chalupa. I stopped by his ‘wagon’, which is sitting at 600 S. Lamar Blvd. next to the Bananarchy trailer in front of the old Urban Moto shop and ordered ‘the Cretian’ which has hummus, flax seed meal, chopped green olives, ground bison, chopped spinach, onion, tomato and parmesan cheese. He’s serious about his hummus – it’s good and spicy. Even spicier is the dang good Cowboy hummus RJ created by thinking about what a good old country boy would do if he were challenged to make hummus on the spot. You’ll have to ask him for specifics, but I’ll peep and tell you it’s got some peanuts, beer and something good and hot in it all in a true hummus consistency. It’s good stuff.

With 18 varieties of the Chalupa ranging from the traditional version to a selection of healthier alternatives, 65% of his menu is gluten-free and built on low fat tostadas. Even cooler, he uses only range fed bison (Madono ranch) and chicken (Buddie’s) that are all locally and humanely produced sans hormones and anti-biotics. And only organic produce tops his Chalupas. Next time I’m there, I’m going to try the Istanbul Chalupa, which has hummus, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, flax seed meal, chopped green olives and other yummy ingredients. Tell the guy with the curly stache that Trailer Food Diaries sent ya!