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Taco Trucks Are The Original Food Trailers

The Statesman goes long on the importance of "Hispanic culture" to Austin's identity, including its restaurant scene. On food trucks:

Taco trucks, once confined to poor neighborhoods or work sites, predate the explosion of food trailers that, in some ways, define contemporary Austin eating.

"Today, the taco has been absorbed by others in Austin and Anglicized," Margaret Gómez said. "I remember in the mid-1990s buying tacos al pastor from a lady who sold them from a trailer on Riverside Drive. Before I knew it, there were trailers all over Austin selling food."