Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right

Thursday kicked off Amplify Austin in our part of the world.  The theme of Amplify Austin is "I Live Here, I Give Here."  It's a two day reminder to donate to some of the many fabulous non profits in the greater Austin area.  I had already planned on donating to Texas Humane Heroes, where we got Lola, especially having missed the Chili Cookoff that had recently occurred.  I happened upon an event at Whitestone Brewery that was giving support to the Austin Steam Train.  The Austin Steam Train is located right behind Whitestone, so this event seemed totally appropriate.  The Austin Steam Train was doing raffles and collecting donations to help with the maintenance of their historic trains.  We enjoyed a Beer Train event over the summer, so I knew I wanted to support them.  Originally, Jimmy Vegas truck was supposed to be at the event, but when we arrived Redfin was the food truck option.  I will admit, I was a little nervous, as I don't eat my friends from the sea.  However, we hadn't eaten dinner and I wanted to support the steam train, so we gave it a try. 


After browsing the menu, I opted for the short rib tacos.  They were delicious.  The meat was cooked until tender.  They were topped with a tangy slaw, cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime juice.  Mike selected the Blackened Redfish Sandwich and fries.  He really liked his sandwich and declared that redfish is his new go to fish choice.  His sandwich also had a slaw, spicy remoulade, and a fried green tomato.  The fries were well seasoned and didn't even need ketchup.  Despite being a little wary, we ended up quite pleased with our meal and in the future, we wouldn't shy away from Redfin as a dining option.  I was also happy to help support Austin Steam Train, even though we didn't win any cool raffle prizes.