Driftwood Distillery Opens Wild Game Mexican Food Truck


Desert Door Texas Sotol welcomes a new food truck to its Driftwood distillery. Called Lo Salvaje, it asks hungry sotol drinkers to be adventurous.

Lo Salvaje combines “Mexican-inspired haute cuisine” with wild game such as quail and wild boar. The food truck is owned by Jesse Griffiths, of Austin Dai Due’s farm-to-table restaurant and butcher, and Josh Crumpton, steward of Spoke Hollow Ranch and owner of Spoke Hollow Outfitters. The chef will be Stephanie Stackhouse, formerly of Dai Due.

“The name is a reference to nature. Unspoiled open spaces where wild game can be found,” Griffiths said in a statement. “Hunting really instilled in me respect for the animal as a whole and for its environment. It really influenced my way of cooking.

Lo Salvaje’s chef, Stephanie Stackhouse, hails from Austin’s farm-to-table restaurant Dai Due.

Lo Salvaje

Lo Salvaje opens on Tuesday April 19 with a WILD Card dinner. Visitors who purchase a $14 ticket will be fed from the truck, plus a chance to win a $100 bar tab from Desert Door.

The opening night menu will include a main item, the Wild Boar Hamburguesa, a spicy wild boar patty with Mayacoba beans, onion, bacon, special sauce and jalapeño salsa on an apple roll. earthen. The regular menu will feature a variation of the Wild Boar Hamburguesa, but with an antelope and bacon patty instead.

Lo Salvaje's opening night menu will feature the Wild Boar Hamburguesa.

Lo Salvaje’s opening night menu will feature the Wild Boar Hamburguesa.

Lo Salvaje

Other menu items include a fried quail sandwich, duck tinga tacos with wild boar chorizo, sweet potato tots – customizable, of course, to include wild boar guisada – and buñuelos for dessert. . Crumpton, a native of San Antonio, urges diners not to focus too much on the “wild” part of the “wild game.”

“Jesse did a masterful job with the menu,” he said in a statement. “If you’re inexperienced with wild game, you might think it’s more suited to an adventurous palette, but these dishes prove otherwise. It’s just delicious food.

After the WILD Card dinner, Lo Salvaje will be open Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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