When we saw this super cute cupcake trailer on the side of the road, we had to stop. How could we resist a sweet treat from an Airstream-esque bakery on wheels?!?!
The irreverent sense of fun didn’t stop there; the flavor combos were hilarious. A Michael Jackson, anyone?? Mike went with plain vanilla (of course!) while I noshed on a Sweetberry. This mobile cupcakery isn’t far from our campground on the outskirts of Austin, so I have a sneaking suspicion we’ll be back!
If you’re ever in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas, be sure to stop for lunch at Tolbert’s on Main Street and have an order of Donkey Tails: two all-beef hot dogs, stuffed with cheddar cheese, wrapped in flour tortillas, lightly fried and served with Tolbert’s salsa and mustard sauce. Yum-o!
Vegas’ food trucks have been plentiful and celebrated for the last couple of years, so I’m not new to the food truck phenomenon. However, I was intrigued by the lines of food trucks on the National Mall in D.C. In Vegas, they’re usually only gathered in one spot for special events.
FroYo. Popcorn. Pretty standard fare. American food? Burgers and onion rings apparently qualify. Lebanese food out of a truck? Interesting!
The one I liked the best, though, was Curbside Cupcakes. First, it was a pink truck. Love it! Then, the clever alliteration. Too cute! It was also a relief that only three flavors were offered: Red Velvet, Chocolate Delight, and Vanilla Bean. Too many options equal too much time spent deciding on the side of the road.
After the heat of the jalapenos in my lunch at Elephant & Castle, I thought Vanilla Bean would be a refreshing choice, and I was right. The vanilla flavor was spot on, and the dark flecks in the frosting made me feel fancy. The ratio of frosting to cake was ideal.
It was gone by the time we finished our walk back to the parking garage.
Liquid Johnny’s is a bar and restaurant on the corner of 76th Street and West Main Street in Milwaukee, easy walking distance from the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park. We stumbled across it while we were there to work at Harley’s 110th. We liked the idea of a place we could where we could imbibe freely if we wanted to – without having to worry about driving home.
Liquid Johnny’s is known for it’s Friday Fish Fry. Mike had fish and chips and liked it a lot. I went with a combo of shrimp cocktail and the homemade tortilla chips and salsa. The shrimp cocktail was delicious. The shrimp were plump and fresh, so good they almost didn’t need sauce. The tortilla chips were an instant favorite. Hot and crisp out of the oven, sprinkled with just the right amount of salt. I bet they’d be fabulous with a beer if I drank the stuff.
At Liquid Johnny’s, your bartender is your waitress, so it might take some time to get refills or extras if they’re busy. Napkins and menus are on the table, and on the weekends, the compact space has live music. It’s a cool place to hang out if you’re staying in the RV park…or even if you’re not.
Looking for an alternative to salads to meet your veggie quotient on the road?
Subway restaurants, which are frequently co-located with RV-friendly Pilot Travel Centers, offer personal cheese pizzas with your choice of veggies. Add tomatoes, red onion, green peppers, even spinach. Save half for later, and it’s only 370 calories.
Who says road food is bad food?