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Hip East Side Hostel Cuts Kitchen Hours, Adds Meaty Food Truck

Ranch Hand will take over nights at Native Hostel

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Sliders from Ranch Hand
Sliders from Ranch Hand
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Native Hostel announced today that Ranch Hand food truck, which serves organic grain bowls with Texas meats, will be on site daily. Ranch Hand will be open in the parking lot of Native at 807 East 4th Street starting today, February 25.

Ranch Hand is sticking to its roots of bowls that mix locally sourced meats with grains and greens, but will add new shareable dishes like sliders, chips and dip, a burrito, and plates available exclusively at Native. Check out the full menu below, which was in coordination with CK Chin & the Native team.

A representative for Native Hostels shared that its kitchen will remain open serving tacos, noodle and rice bowls, and paninis, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ranch Hand’s food can also be ordered at Native’s bar.

Native was endeared to Ranch Hand with its motto “Stop eating shit for lunch,” and by adding the truck, the hostel expects to expand its bar space to serve more people.

Two University of Texas MBA students, Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy, started the Ranch Hand food truck in 2017. Last year, they announced a brick and mortar location to open in 2019, which is still in the works. The truck will still do its lunch rotation downtown and on campus, as well.

Ranch Hand will be open at Native from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m daily.

Updated 2:37 p.m. to include the new menu and clarify Ranch Hand’s lunch rotations.

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