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Six Hot New Food Trucks to Check Out This Summer

Austin is a town overrun by food trucks, and often it can be hard to keep track of your favorites, let alone worthy newcomers. Here's a run-down of some of the spring's most promising openings on wheels to check out, with the lowdown on their usual haunts. From fresh takes on Colombian cuisine to Korean Komfort, there's something for every craving and budget.

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kyotenaustin.jpg1) Kyoten
The Scoop: This "traileraunt" is the brainchild of two chefs with high-end sushi experience at places like Bar Masa and Uchi. They're serving up inventive takes on sushi made with sustainable fish, as well as a number of rice bowls. The menu prices might be a bit higher than many other trailers, but their high-quality ingredients are worth it.
Where to Find It: Kyoten lives in a dedicated "zen garden" with picnic tables at 1211 East 6th Austin TX.

patakon040414.jpg2) Patakon
The Scoop: This new Colombian trailer from a Ramen Tatsu-Ya alum lives next to the new Kyoten space on East 6th. The menu features tasty and elevated takes on Colombian classics like bistec and rotating picada small bites.
Where To Find It: Patakon has a permanent home with nice picnic tables at 1213 E. 6th.

sonorahotdogs061214.jpg3) T-Loc's Sonoran Hot Dogs
The Scoop: Two recent culinary school grads bring authentic Sonoran dogs to Austin; they even ship in hot dog buns from Arizona. They also serve up aguas frescas and burritos. Yelpers have gone a little crazy for them.
Where to Find Them: 5715 Burnet Road
[Photo: Janet S/Yelp]

redqhiteandq.jpeg4) Red White and Que
The Scoop: Barbecue greatness in Austin starts at the trailer level, so why not check out the latest addition to the scene? Red White and Que offers a more Tex Mex approach than more traditional trailers, with frito bowls and brisket tacos.
Where to Find It: 415 Jessie, right off Barton Springs

antojiotshondurenos.jpg5) Antojitos Hondureños El Progreso
The Scoop: This truck is not particularly new, but it has moved locations and just hit Yelp. Yelper Jonathan S., who grew up eating Honduran food, gives it a rave. There's more and more great Honduran options in Austin, and this looks like one to seek out.
Where to Find It: 12030 North Lamar
[Photo: Hip K/Yelp]

koreankomfort.jpg6) Korean Komfort
The Scoop: Another truck that opened just before SXSW, Korean Komfort has been roving around the city, and just settled into a new home in the Good Life food park. Their menu features bibimbop and other Korean classics.
Where to Find It: The Good Life trailer park at 900 Cesar Chavez. They're also home to Full House BBQ and a growing number of other tenants.
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1211 East 6th., Austin, TX 78702 (512) 888-7559 Visit Website

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