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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Culinary kings

Rachel Perlmutter July 4, 2011

Parked in the open patio of Shangri-La, the new East Side King trailer is shorter than the average food trailer by a good three feet. The multicolored, tribal-patterned trailer houses a small team of...

Alcohol brings cash, brews state support for political leaders

Gerald Rich June 30, 2011

The weekly drink column “Thirsty Thursday” is back, but before we bust out the champagne, let’s grab a stiff drink and be honest. Over the past year, I’ve written historical...

MyPlate looks good but lacks substance

Aleksander Chan June 20, 2011

Earlier this month, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and first lady Michelle Obama unveiled MyPlate, a national nutritional guideline that would replace the food pyramid and bear the official seal...

Mobility, retro vibe to be selling points of new food trailer

Rachel Perlmutter June 13, 2011

Sparks flew from the vintage, aluminum airstream trailer as workers buffed and polished the aluminum shell. In about three weeks, the trailer will be ready for business, carrying out the vision local...

Asian fusion trailer on campus lacks flavor, adequate seating

Pooneh Momeni June 13, 2011

Fresh Off the Truck, the latest food truck to join the campus trailer craze, appears to be a swanky new staple, but the food fails to impress. The food trailer offers an extensive menu, including...

Hearty, hot curries define new food truck’s success

Pooneh Momeni June 13, 2011

East Cesar Chavez Street isn’t known for Indian food or even food trucks, but Curryosity opened for business two weeks ago and began offering curries and decadent desserts out of a trailer. The...

German beer keeps cool during summer heat

Gerald Rich June 9, 2011

Summertime means “beer-time” in Texas. Anytime is “beer:30” when it’s this hot outside. Aside from your usual cold Miller High Life or a Lonestar, a hefeweizen is also...

UT alumnus heats up kitchen with singles’ cookbook

Julie Rene Tran June 6, 2011

Editor's Note: For recipe cards from "Cooking for One," view related images on the left. Culinary chefs, newspaper editors and foodies flocked to food and travel writer Joe Yonan’s...


Trailer serves Italian comfort food for Austin crowd

Lindsey Cherner May 6, 2011

On the corner of South First and West Live Oak streets stands an orange trailer complete with a mustache painted on the back and fresh flowers in pots on the windowsill. The Arancini trailer, reading...

Butcher keeps meat local, seasonal

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert April 1, 2011

The aroma of fresh herbs and meats cooking on the stove was inescapable Wednesday afternoon thanks to the employees of Dai Due butcher shop using the shared kitchen space of Spirited Food Co. Wednesday...

Four Loko to eliminate caffeine

Ahsika Sanders November 18, 2010

The makers of the popular caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko announced Tuesday that they would remove caffeine and other stimulants from their products. Phusion Projects made the announcement after...

Pizza trailer’s crust tops competition

Sara Benner November 14, 2010

When one envisions the perfect pizza, many things come to mind. Some desire a thin pie and a fluffy crust spotted with pepperoni. Others yearn for a dense pie with a crunchy crust topped by the usual...