In a recent interview with The Houston Press Anthony Bourdain shared his thoughts on Austin’s food truck scene as well as what he feels makes for a good food truck culture there.
On his Austin-based episode of No Reservations and what keeps him coming back to the Texas capital:
I love Austin. We picked Austin to do a show because I’ve been so many times on book tours and speaking tours. I love the town. It’s just so quirky and has always been a welcoming place to be. There are good bars, good music, a good food truck culture — and the best kind of food truck culture. There’s a lot of good, authentic Mexican food, a dining public at every income level who are open to and interested in new, different, authentic and tasty — it’s a good environment for people who like to cook and eat — and I always get a good pair of boots there.
On what makes a good food truck culture:
Really creative people who can’t afford to start up restaurants. Food trucks are a hospitable and cost-effective way to get your foot in the door. The menus are getting quirkier and more creative.
Find the entire interview <here>