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Essential Thai Trailer Dee Dee Moves to East Sixth

Larb moo and drinks

Dee Dee’s laab moo
Dee Dee’s larb moo
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Eater 38 essential Thai food truck Dee Dee from chef Lakana Trubiana shuttered its location on East Cesar Chavez. Never fear, though, the food truck is moving into a new courtyard at 2500 East Sixth Street starting today, Thursday, February 1, at noon.

Dee Dee’s new address happens to be part of Kellee’s Place. The dive bar remains open while Taco Flats owner Simon Madera works on opening a new Mexico-City inspired restaurant similar to Taco Flats. The new restaurant will serve tacos as well as seafood and drinks. It’s projected to open sometime this late spring or summer. A food truck by Taco Flats will joint the outdoor space as well.

Lakana and and co-owner (and her husband) Justin Trubiana were into the idea of Thai food and drinks. “Our nightlife in Thailand was centered around food and friends in a relaxing space with drinks in hand,” Justin told Eater. “We’re excited that we will finally be able to provide that experience.”

Expect the same Isaan-style dishes from Dee Dee, like that oh-so-spicy larb moo and seasonal mango sticky rice. The new digs include outdoor seating and parking. They noted that the food truck is accessible to those who don’t want to order through the bar too. The food truck’s hours will remain the same: noon to 4 p.m., and then 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and then from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Even more to get excited about: Dee Dee is planning on opening another food truck, though no further details were provided. This might be a second location of Dee Dee or an entirely different new food truck venture.

Kellee’s used to house John Mueller’s barbecue trailer before it was seized for for nonpayment of taxes. Mueller now cooks up in Georgetown with Black Box Barbecue. One of his former employees Mikey Perez took over the food truck location for M-Train BBQ, which is closed now.