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A New Food Truck Uses Nachos as a Vehicle for Sauces

Sauce Odyssey will showcase international flavors with imported condiments

All sorts of sauces
All sorts of sauces
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Sauce Odyssey, a trailer focused on small-batch sauces and condiments, is coming soon to Austin with a kitchen and what it calls an interactive sauce tasting bar. It’s slated to open in August, though the location is still up in the air.

The trailer will be the exclusive Austin-area retailer of the sauces it sells. Owner Rod Crosby also worked with Judd Servidio, who was previously worked for famed chef Daniel Patterson and was a private chef to John Paul DeJoria (who co-founded Patron Spirits and Paul Mitchell).

To showcase the sauces, Servidio came up with a menu of gourmet “nachos.” For example, the Italian version uses flash-fried lasagna sheets and the Argentinian version has yuca chips. Crosby plans to keep the menu small and offer roasted vegetables as sides.

Crosby started the trailer as a passion project. He told Eater, “What began as an aspiration to help smaller sauce makers from around the country more easily reach a wider audience eventually morphed into some sort of synergistic hybrid of a restaurant with retail.”

Crosby, who was a preliminary judge at the 2016 Hot Sauce Festival, is aiming to open Sauce Odyssey before the 2018 competition.