If you’ve been even slightly following the Austin foodie scene lately, you’ve surely noticed the trend in food trailers popping up all over the city, but lately, one trailer in particular has been getting quite a bit of attention – Odd Duck Farm to Trailer. With our growing curiosity and endless strive to be “in-the-know Austinites," Odd Duck seemed like an obvious choice for something new. It soon proved to also be a fantastic choice! If you too are a self-proclaimed “in-the-know Austinite," swing by Odd Duck soon – and for you out-of-towners, add it to your list of “Reasons to Visit Austin” (you know you have one!).
Odd Duck’s owner, Chef Bryce Gilmore, although experienced across the nation, is no stranger to Austin. His experience at restaurants like Z Tejas, Moonshine, and Wink (a personal Keeper Collection favorite!), Chef Gilmore seems to have honed his skills for knowing what Austinites want. Using a wood burning grill and sous vide techniques, Chef Gilmore finds local sustainable ingredients to create a daily changing menu. Yesterday’s menu consisted of a Grilled Romaine and Goat Cheese Ricotta Salad, Feta Creamed Brocolli, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Coffee Porter Braised Pork, Duck Quesadilla, and a Pork Sandwich….well at least it did earlier in the day. A word to the wise – don’t wait until an hour before closing to visit Odd Duck. By the time we ordered, there were only 2 items left on the menu! I guess it’s a small price to pay for the freshness of these ingredients.