Besides a toothbrush, the most recent issue of Saveur, and my favorite sweatshirt, my vacation packing list always includes one thing: a food list. Researching the local eats is my favorite part of trip planning, and since I typically have way more places in mind than time allows, I rarely get to the same place twice. Or so it was until last Friday morning.
I spent last week weekend in Austin, Texas, where one of my best friends was getting married. Most of meals had been planned out, so I didn't compile my usual spreadsheet of potential meals—just a few highlights in case unaccounted-for feeding opportunities presented themselves. Sure enough, they did, and by Sunday afternoon, we'd squeezed in trips to Frank, Torchy's, Amy's Ice Cream, Home Slice, Gourdough's doughnut trailer, and a record three stops at Izzoz, one of the city's most beloved taco trailers on the south side of town.
It was the breakfast tacos that I'd come for. Austin is basically the nation's capital when it comes to scrambled eggs and fixin's wrapped in tortillas, and I'd been craving them since my last trip here almost a year and a half ago. Izzoz came highly recommended by a coworker of mine, and as luck would have it I was staying just down the road from the trailer park where they set up shop.