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Team behind one of Austin’s best restaurants opens burrito trailer

Matthew Odam
Bummer Burrito opens Thursday evening on Rainey Street. [CONTRIBUTED]

The tireless team behind Better Half, which also has a hand in Brew & Brew and a forthcoming brewery, Hold Out, is entering an underserved food niche in Austin -- the burrito market.

In a town full of tacos and enchiladas, burritos are a bit trickier to track down. Bummer Burrito intends to roll into that gap with a trailer serving Southwestern-inspired burritos outside of their own Little Brother bar at 89 Rainey St., taking cues from places like Tania's 33 in Tucson and Tacos Chiwas in Phoenix.

The truck is managed by a veteran of Elizabeth Street and Snooze named Travis Burson, and Better Half chef-partner Rich Reimbolt also consulted on the menu that includes a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and “trashbrowns,” and a Frito Rito packed with chili cheese Fritos, beans, Oaxacan cheese and more. Diners can add carne asada, chorizo, carnitas and Beyond Meats to burritos and there is also a vegan option. To round out the trailer food well suited for imbibers, Bummer Burrito also serves nacho fries, chips and queso, and jalapeno poppers.

The trailer opens this Thursday at 5 p.m. and for the immediate future will operate 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday-Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Bummer Burrito plans to add weekday lunch hours after South by Southwest sweeps through town.