Fork in the Road on the Road: Tex-Mex at Trudy's in Austin

Trudy's queso with quacamole
Trudy's queso with quacamole

One-fourth of Fork in the Road spent the weekend in Austin, drinking margaritas and swimming in lakes. Since we were at the mercy of others who had rented cars, good barbecue was not in the cards (County Line BBQ was hugely disappointing), but we did stop by Trudy's, a UT hangout, that specializes in gutbomb-y Tex-Mex. Observe the queso (a Texan dip made of melted cheese, milk or cream, and seasonings like guac and/or chiles) above, and you can see what we mean.

Click through for more gutbombs, Texas-style.

Sopes with smoked brisket
Sopes with smoked brisket

The best smoked brisket we had all weekend, actually, was on shredded on top of Trudy's sopes, and augmented with a smear of beans.

Trudy's migas
Trudy's migas

And finally, Trudy's specialty, migas--a scramble of eggs, fried tortillas, and, of course, more queso.


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