Being a lawyer is just damn hard work -- the hours are so long it's practically criminal, and the paper is so long it's practically illegal. Trading in a fat law paycheck to make you fat, the guy behind The Peached Tortilla, opening this weekend
TPT is a peach-colored tacomobile launched by a St. Louis lawyer who jumped ship to Austin to join the food truck craze, with an assist from a former Le Cordon Bleu instructor, who helped him create a menu featuring both Asian and Southern takes (taco 'bout eclectic! Or don't...). The soulful side includes numbers like the cornmeal encrusted Crunchy Catfish (w/ creamy jalapeno slaw, bacon-braised mustard greens), the BBQ Brisket (slaw, smoked roasted peach BBQ sauce, also available as a sammy), and the citrus-sauteed summer squash, red pepper, sweet onion, basil aioli & spiced pecan "Southern Squash", far more enlightened than Racist Racquetball. Asia comes out in the Chicken Satay (ginger-soy/orange marinated chicken, Asian slaw, coconut red curry peanut sauce, cilantro), the Szechuan Veggie (Japanese eggplant stir-fried in black beans, A-slaw, cilantro, red peppers, tofu), and the Banh Mi, with braised pork belly, pickled daikon, carrot salad, cilantro, and sriracha mayo, also available as a slider, though the only reason Jerry O'Connell got that job was because he'd lost his pork belly
Taking inspiration from more nomadic L.A. trucks, TPT will traverse the entire town, from a Saturday night spot outside Star Bar, to a Tuesday night residency in the heart of West Campus, to out of the way lunch locales like Apple and Dell's offices -- a place lots of lawyers once jumped to, until they ran out of paper to pay them with.