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Feb 15, 2010 08:41 AM

Odd Duck Farm To Trailer-Food Cart on South Lamar

Who's been to the Odd Duck?

What did you order?

How was the chow?

1219 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 695-6922

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  1. thank you for posting this inquiry-- i've been wondering myself.

    1. I tried this place during the Tasty Tour food Trailer Tour a couple of weekends ago, and we got the
      1. beer braised rabbit with grits $7
      2.pork shoulder braised in coffee on a slider roll $5
      3.pork belly slider $6

      I Really liked everything we got especial the pork belly slider. My only hesitation is that everything is tasty but extremely small portioned. I don't necessarily think I would go here for dinner anytime soon, but with the hopefully (keep my fingers crossed) spring weather coming up soon, I can envision myself bring a nice bottle of wine on a spring evening to the Odd Duck and enjoying some European type tapas eating.

      Odd Duck
      1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

      1. Absolutely love Odd Duck. I've been 3 times now. I fell hard for the grilled romaine salad (see 1st pic). Now, I know you're thinking "eww, grilled lettuce!" but this is romaine that's been just kissed by the wood burning grill, topped with a poached farm fresh egg and goat ricotta, with a slice of grilled ciabatta and parmesan cheese shavings alongside. It was phenomenal. The grilling gave the romaine a hint of smokiness that was perfection. The pork belly sliders are great, too. I had their braised rabbit over grits one time and that was another dish that knocked my socks off---simply amazing. The grits were creamy and had just enough cheese in them to be interesting without overwhelming. The rabbits and a few veggies was spooned over the grits, allowing the pan juices to mix in to the top layer of grits. Oh heavenly deliciousness! (2nd pic).

        Odd Duck
        1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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        1. re: Kaya_n_Austin

          i am very picky about watery and crunchy vegetables heated (no cooked whole cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.) but the grilled romaine sounds like heaven!
          poached eggs make almost everything better.

          i really need to try this place and venture forth from my northwestern existence.

        2. I've had:
          rabbit and oyster mushroom quesadilla
          toast with green garlic, turnips, and goat ricotta
          half grilled quail with sweet potato puree and parmesan

          Everything was great, and I for one am thankful for the small portions.

          1. OMG I LOVE THIS PLACE! If you have not eaten here yet, you are truly missing out.

            My husband and I went last Friday and ordered one of everything off the menu. There was an amazing brussel sprout thing with capers. We had asparagus with goat ricotta. Grits with a duck egg. Two different pork things. Grilled quail. The entire menu cost us $36. We were just the right amount of full at the end.

            And I have to say -- every dish was something that I would expect from a high end restaurant.

            On top of the fact that they nailed every single dish, the girl who served us was friendly, pleasant and told us, "I'm SO LUCKY to work here!" When I said I was gluten-free, she did not look at me funny, but instead already had a list of which foods could be prepped for me (all of them) and totally understood what was going on.

            I immediately fanned them on Facebook and told them that I would tell everyone I know that they had to eat there. Because this place is all about making sure you enjoy your food.

            Odd Duck
            1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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            1. re: lippsmack623

              yes, odd duck is fantastic! i love that they make use of the full animal, and are locally sourced, 'farm to trailer.' my friend (and fellow chowhound poster) NWLarry introduced me to the wonders of odd duck.

              my last visit included the pork belly slider which was outstanding, and the grilled broccoli salad with pork loin and goat ricotta. i mean, just take a look at my pork belly slider:

              odd duck is the brainchild of bryce allen, son of jack allen - the man behind z'tjeas and jack allen's kitchen.