Austin new-school barbecue truck LeRoy & Lewis is now getting into the loaded fry game with its new truck Mama Fried, now open at far south Austin bar Armadillo Den on 10106 Menchaca Road as of today, June 17.
The fry-dedicated menu offers the fried potato sticks in three styles: crinkle-cut, curly, and waffle. There are seasoned iterations, including house barbecue, garlic-ranch-parmesan, and spicy. Dips are available too, ranging from spicy ketchup to ranch to beet barbecue to upgraded ones like queso and a pork hash.
Staying true to Mama Fried’s barbecue roots, there’s a whole section dedicated to fries and smoked meats. There’s the whole hog fries are made up of curly fries, pulled hog, pork hash, and a mustard barbecue sauce; the chili cheese Fries where crinkle-cut fries are paired with Texas red chili (obviously made without beans) and shredded cheddar cheese; and the barbacoa nacho fries with waffle fries topped with barbacoa, queso, pico de gallo, and pickled jalapenos.
There’s also a giant special, the Big Casino, which comes with two foot-long corn dogs paired with enough smoked meats loaded fries and dips to feed six to ten people.
The truck is run by the LeRoy team, but the main driving force is staffer Clayton Cook. The name is a play on Merle Haggard’s song “Mama Tried.”
The truck’s hours are from 4 p.m. until late at night on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. until late in the evenings on the weekends. The bar closes at 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and midnight on Sunday.