Sometimes you just have to acknowledge that mixing cultures doesn't work, and maybe there really is something to "separate but equal". No, not like that, who do you think's writing this, Rand Paul? We're talking about international street food, prepared authentically at Streat, opening to everyone today
A diamond-plate-accented, food trailer-evocative casual sit-down from the owner of West Austin culinary chameleon Mirabelle, Streat offers an inspiring lineup of the planet's greatest roadside-cart delights, all prepped traditionally, with no fusion -- the same promise Miles Davis fortunately broke to record Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time". The appetizer-stacked menu starts with sticks like Greek-style Kabob (beef or veggie w/ tzatziki) and Argentinian Gaucho (chimmi-churri'd grilled skirt steak), plus stuffeds like samosas, dolmas, and a parmesan-crusted fried empanada stuffed with tenderloin tips, which start and end with "stay out of The Tenderloin". Heartier portions include Indian curry rice bowls and Bunny Chow (baguette w/ coconut-curry fish or beef stew), as well as sammies like New Orleans Muffaletta, Vietnamese Banh Mi and, from China, sesame seed-dusted golden-fried Shrimp Toast, whose Napoleon complex is the reason it jumped into the deep fryer in the first place.
For leafiness, there's the Tijuana Salad (a nod to the Caesar's birthplace), or if you're the soup sort, they're serving coconut milk-based Thai Curry Carrot, egg roll-sided Vietnamese Noodle, and chicken & sausage Cajun Gumbo. They also have hot dogs, an all-American treat that reminds us that, underneath it all, we're all just a bunch of lips and ***holes.