Soon to scoot in to the Scoot Inn: Sweet Heat Meats, the winner of the first (maybe annual) Trailer Truck-Off at the historic east side bar and music venue, recently acquired by breastaurateur Doug Guller. Guller announced last month that he'd offer a six-month contract to the food truck chef with the best idea for a new spot at the Scoot.
On Saturday, Eater Austin joined Guller, the Austin Chronicle's Virginia B. Wood, the Statesman's Matthew Odam and professional Austinite Andy Langer in judging Guller's top three picks for a truck occupant. We can assure you that Tawny Villain of Sweet Heat Meat did not win on the excellence of her name alone, but wooed the judges with an incredible shredded-pork-and-bacon pita called the "Pork On Pork Crime." Other proposed items on her cheeky sample menu: the "Tikka Hut," Indian spice-marinated chicken served in a na'an cone, and "Chipot-cray Cinnamon Tacos," filled with chipotle cinnamon carne asada.
Villain, a home cook with a little catering experience, recently moved to Austin from Los Angeles. Soon, she'll be meat-deep in one of Austin's most recognizable culinary traditions: the food truck.