Is it date night? Do you need a nice fine dining spot? A place with gourmet food, a raging fire and a nice bottle of wine? Well there may not be any better place in Austin to dine al fresco than the Odd Duck food trailer in the Lamar Square parking lot. Just by taking a read of the menu you can quickly figure out, that this is not your normal Austin food truck. You can tell a Chef is behind the trailer, as each menu item offers a unique combination of flavors that you’ll find nowhere else in Austin. The menu is ever-changing and all food is bought from local farms and vendors.
The Odd Duck Menu
The menu offers small bites ($4 to $6 each) and is recommended that each person select 2 to 3 items. Each menu items is an adventure in itself. Where else in Austin, especially a food trailer, where you can have a meal made up of grilled pig tails, a goat cheese sandwich and a soft boiled duck egg with grits?
The Odd Duck Food Order
After perusing the menu for a few minutes we decided to go with the pork belly slider, a half a quail with sweet potatoes and pecans, the beef brisket on a toasted baguette and the grilled turnip with broccoli, texamati rice and parmesan.
As our food was being prepared, we sat down at the one of the many picnic tables that surrounded the small fire pit. We opened our bottle of wine and enjoyed ambiance of sitting in the quaint gravel lot surrounded by food trailers. That is the other positives about this place, there are plenty of tables, a nice fire to keep you warm on a chilly Austin night and the it’s BYOB. Sitting by the fire was quite comfortable and before we even finished a glass of our wine, our dinner was served.
The Odd Duck Food
Just looking at the food we knew this was going to be a treat. We were hoping that the food tasted as fantastic as it looked. After first bite, we both only had only one thing to say….Wow! The quail tasted like a perfectly roasted chicken, not a lot of meat (hey it’s a quail), but still very tasty.. The beef brisket was fantastic. Since the brisket was paired with sauerkraut, it tasted more like very good Reuben Sandwich. The combination of turnips, broccoli, rice and parmesan was superb, but the best item of the night was the pork belly slider. The pork belly was like a slice of butter. The slider was dressed up with a coleslaw type topping and served on a soft and freshly baked roll. This sandwich was incredible. If I would have just had two of these, I would have been completely satisfied.
Odd Duck Farm to Trailer Review
The Odd Duck Farm to Trailer is truly an Austin gem. The food is incredible, every bite is an adventure and the atmosphere is uniquely Austin. This place is perfect for date night or a great way to showcase Austin to out-of-town guests. Odd Duck is definitely on our Best of Austin List.