Austin barbecue truck LeRoy & Lewis’s spin-off truck Mama Fried is closing this month. Its last day of service at Armadillo Den at 10106 Menchaca Road in far south Austin will be on Saturday, December 30.
Mama Fried is closing so that the team — co-owners pitmaster Evan LeRoy, Sawyer Lewis, and Nathan Lewis — can focus on opening LeRoy & Lewis’s forthcoming physical restaurant. That’s set to open in 2024 in the Garrison Park neighborhood
Mama Fried’s Instagram post notes that the truck will continue to serve food at events and festivals. It had been one of the food vendors at this year’s Austin City Limits Live.
The menu included loaded fries with toppings like barbacoa, cheese, and vegetables. There are also seasoned fries with flavors like barbecue and garlic-ranch-Parmesan. Non-potato options included smoked and fried chicken wings with dry rub flavors like lemon-pepper and Jamaican jerk or wet sauces like Buffalo and honey barbecue. Then there’s its foot-long corn dog.
The team opened LeRoy & Lewis as a food truck in 2017 with the goal of eventually opening a physical restaurant somewhere in Austin. It had won an Eater Award that same year. They opened Mama Fried in 2021.