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Austin's newest food truck puts an unexpected twist on burgers

Austin's newest food truck puts an unexpected twist on burgers

JewBoy Burgers food truck
JewBoy Burgers is serving up lunch and dinner on Burnet Road. Photo courtesy of JewBoy Burgers

You've probably never heard of a food truck like this, even in Austin. Now open on Burnet Road, JewBoy Burgers promises Jewish- and Latin-inspired fare, in addition to a head-turning name.

Owner Morris "Mo" Pittle says the food truck is inspired by his upbringing in a traditional Jewish home in El Paso, where his group of friends affectionately gave him the nickname "Jewboy."

"I grew up in seemingly disparate cultures but soon realized the Jewish and Latino cultures are actually very similar, if not complementary, in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to cuisine," he says in a release. "This food truck is a genuine reflection of myself and the communities I was raised in, and I look forward to bringing a bit of both the cultures into the Austin food scene."

The compact menu features five "Mexican diner-style burgers" with cheeky names like Jewish American Princess and Oye Vey Guey Burger. Burgers are cooked to order and served on warm potato rolls or Texas toast, with assorted toppings ranging from queso to grilled pastrami.

There are also non-burger items: a kosher hot dog and grilled cheese with green chiles. Potato latkes are served in place of fries, and a side of queso and chips is also available. A meal — a burger and latkes — costs $12-$13.

JewBoy Burgers is located at 5020 Burnet Rd., at the intersection of Hancock Drive and Burnet Road. The truck is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

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