Proving that "if you can't do, teach" is a phrase mainly used by people who didn't listen to their teachers, is Tapas Bravas: a just-opened Spanish trailer from a chef who ran private cooking classes before breaking out this raw-silver 1971 Ford P-350 delivery truck, which bears a font inspired by old Hitchcock posters, but suspiciously has no Rear Window.
Locally sourced when possible (the bread's Easy Tiger, the meat Smokey Denmark's), stand-out small plates count almost-eponymous papas bravas (fried potatoes, spicy tomato sauce, garlic aioli), cantimpalitos de la sidra (pan-fried mini chorizos in cider glaze), and deep-fried chicken & serrano ham croquettes, which apparently aren't the offspring of Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
BYOB is encouraged via sangria set-up kits with a slew of fruit & spices, so pick up a bottle of vino beforehand if you want to be prepared for class.
Published: July 13, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
75 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
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