I am so in love with the food truck/trailer industry!! Some people don’t get the food truck boom, but I love it and think it’s brilliant. People working downtown don’t have time for a sit down meal, but still wan’t delicious food. They tend to push your limits to try new foods. You meet the most interesting people. The community. Etc. Etc. One of the many reasons I’ve always adored Austin and wanted to move here so badly, was because of the gigantic food truck market. Someday, I even want to open my own here.
Since living here I have been doing a little Food Truck tour of sorts. Trying out various food trucks. I’ve yet to have a completely terrible experience at these neat little trailers, however I’ve only just scratched the surface into this tour!
Located at 1503 South 1st Street the cute little trailer leaves you not entirely sure what you’re getting yourself into…. However, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful since I had never been there before. I had heard raving reviews, though so when I was on that side of town, I had to make it happen!
After a fun and lively conversation with the owners I decided on the “ Maine Event” and Asian Slaw.
The “Maine” Event is Dock and Roll’s signature Lobster Roll . These are a huge east coast thing, and I was terrified and stoked to try them down here!
Deeeelicious, and incredibly fresh — which is just amazing in Austin!!! The lobster was sweet, buttery, tender. Served in a lightly toasted and warm roll. Closing my eyes and with each bite I could have almost transported myself to the east coast. The sandwich was seasoned beautifully and not too mayonnaise-y at all. (That’s the worst!) I was seriously in food nirvana. The flavors are absolutely killer, making each bite succulent, and rich, but the lobster helps make it light and refreshing.
The asian slaw was made up of red and green cabbage, carrot, pickled cucumber , and a Hoisin dressing.
All in all I give Dock and Roll an A-…. If it was more conveniently located it would be an A+++. The food and staff is incredible! They even accept ‘Go Local’ cards (Which I apparently need to look up) and if you check in on foursquare you’ll receive $1 off your next sandwich!! mmmmmm.