I met Benjamin Miller a few weeks ago at the Springdale Farm farmstand. He was checking out the farmstand offerings to see what he might be able to use locally for his new food trailer, Guac-N-Roll. He left a flyer, and I was intrigued by the offerings, but a little skeptical of the non-traditional ingredients in his different guacamoles. I am a traditionalist when it comes to such things, but told him I’d come out and try some.
I decided that Super Bowl would be the perfect opportunity to show some guacamole love, and I ordered two kinds, Guac Star and Guac & Awe. When I arrived to pick up my order on Sunday, Benjamin and his wife Ashlea greeted me and showed me around.
The cool green trailer, parked in the lot of Dane’s Body Shop at 4227 Guadalupe, sports a flat screen TV on one side, which the couple hopes to use down the road for karaoke, music videos and fun video games for customers. It also has a rockin Mohawk!
Ben threw in some extras for us to try, a Just Beet It, Beet Salad with local micro greens from Wild Sprout, hemp seeds from Happy Hemp, cotija cheese, pistachios, drizzled with reduced balsamic and olive oil. It was delicious, and I rarely like beets.
Both guacamoles were beautiful, and each came with two salsas. I ordered Red House, In-A-God-A-De-Verde, and Chip’s ‘Mas Dinero’ Habanero. All were delicious, but my favorite was the Habanero, which had some great heat.
The Guac Star, avocado, topped with grape tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno,cilantro, toasted pepitas and dried papaya was delicious. The avocado was creamy, and slightly spicy with a touch of sweetness from the papaya, but not too much.
The Guac & Awe was creamier, mixed with mascarpone cheese, topped with grape tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro, crumbled plantain chips and dried edamame seeds. We couldn’t figure out what the edamame seeds were, resembling black-eyed peas, but obviously not. We had to pull out the menu to figure it out, but they were deliciously chewy and a very interesting addition to this crunchy, creamy, delicious guacamole.
All of the guacamoles are made to order, to ensure freshness, and served with El Lago ”bubble” chips. (non-gmo) Most of the six guacamoles are vegan, and all are vegetarian. The entire menu is gluten-free. The two we tried were very hearty, with all of the additional ingredients, and could easily be a meal.
We also had the Mint Limeade, fresh squeezed limeade with chopped fresh mint. It was lightly sweet, and absolutely delicious with the mint. We may or may not have added tequila to it, but I’ll never tell. They also offer C0-Chata (horchata) and Zhi Tea.
Also on the menu are Posole, Psycho ‘Quiles (chilaquiles) and coming soon, Tamales. For dessert, Axl Arroz (rice pudding) and Granitas.
Although avocadoes are obviously not grown here, Ben is dedicated to sourcing some of the ingredients locally, when in season, from Happy Hemp, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Wildsprout, Third Coast Coffe, Tecolote Farm, Springdale Farm, Boggy Creek Farm and Zhi Tea.
The trailer is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 until late afternoon, but looks to expand their service to more days. Follow them on Twitter @guac_n_roll for updates and upcoming events.