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Austin Taco Truck Discada Reopens After Car Crash

Plus, fried chicken truck opens on Rainey, and more intel

Discada tacos from Discada
Discada tacos from Discada
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.

Austin taco truck Discada has reopened after a long temporary closure due to a car crash in August (thankfully no one was hurt). Its first day back is today, Wednesday, November 10. Through Instagram, the truck explained why it took so long to reopen (long story short: they couldn’t repair anything until an insurance person came to look at the damage, but that didn’t happen until 40 days later). They noted that the company would pay for the truck repairs, but it’s not clear whether they’ll be about to recoup their sales loss during that closure. They did note that the GoFundMe campaign funds went to keeping the staff paid too.

Austin food truck expands onto Rainey Street

Fried chicken truck Spicy Boys opened its third location this month, parked at Rainey Street bar Half Step as of November 1. Its hours are from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Local paper releases Austin dining guide

The Statesman’s annual dining guide is here, and this time, food writer and critic Matthew Odam chose to highlight the best new restaurants that have opened since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. The unranked list includes barbecue truck Distant Relatives (which is also one of Eater’s best new restaurants in the country), drive-thru Buddy’s Burger, G-Mart food stall Narrow Street 512, and modern Chinese restaurant Qi. There’s a good amount of restaurants not in Austin, including the shuttered Southold Farm + Cellar restaurant in Fredericksburg, Abby Jane Bakeshop (Dripping Springs), Store House Market & Eatery (Bastrop), and many Lockhart spots (Foreign & Domestic’s Commerce Cafe, Little Trouble) Additionally, there’s the first-time Restaurant Hall of Fame list, focused on important restaurants in Austin. These include Matt’s El Rancho, Chinatown, Hoover’s Cooking, and others.

Austin Asian restaurants raise money through golf tournament

Austin Asian restaurants Tso Chinese Delivery and Chi’lantro are putting together a fundraising golf tournament this week. The Keeping Feeding Austin Golf tournament will feature teams from each restaurant led by Tso’s Min Choe and Chi’lantro’s Jae Kim. It takes place on Thursday, November 11 at Round Rock golf course Forest Creek Golf Club. The winning team will receive a trophy and the losing owner will have to work a day at the other’s restaurant. People can register to play on a team or sponsor the event. The goal is to raise $50,000 to go into each restaurant’s charity branches, Tso Giving (feeding people who need it) and Chi’Lantro Cares (feeding healthcare workers).

Future downtown development would preserve bungalow bar

Another Rainey Street development project — this time from Lincoln Ventures — would be built around two existing bungalows found in the 80 Rainey Street area, one of which is current bar Reina, as reported by Statesman.

Distant Relatives

3901 Promontory Point Drive, , TX 78744 (512) 717-2504 Visit Website


1324 North Shepherd Drive, , TX 77008 (281) 975-0129 Visit Website

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website


1319 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 945-7577 Visit Website

Spicy Boys

1701 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 538-9658 Visit Website

Tso Chinese Delivery

2407 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 774-4876 Visit Website