There are some things in Austin that could never happen in San Francisco. Throwing ice cream and tacos into the air is one of those things.
Let me explain.
Amy’s Ice Creams is a Texas chain headquartered in Austin and a must-go for anyone rolling through the city (or state). The store aims to maintain the quirky vibe of the town with flavors like Tito’s the Dude (vodka-flavored) and Dreamsicle. At the location I went to, there was also an opportunity to catch your ice cream from across the street to receive a 50 percent discount. Challenge so obviously accepted.
If you’ve never caught ice cream flying through the air before – since this is a pretty common thing to do – let me assure you, it is difficult. It took me 3 attempts and a spattering of sprinkles across my shirt to get this coveted ice cream, and it was well worth it.
The second food flight happened at Tamale House East, a Mission-esque joint in the East Side, which itself is also Mission-esque. This place makes some hardcore breakfast tacos and makes me frustrated that SF doesn’t have them. Breakfast burritos are not the same thing. They’re just not.
And what better way to eat breakfast tacos than by having them hurled at you vis à vis a gatling taco cannon? Check out this video to witness the madness!
Apparently the taco cannon arms race is a real and serious thing. Frankly, I’m okay with that, because that only means more tacos being flung in my direction. It also means that I will most definitely be having a taco cannon at my wedding – why catch bouquets when I can catch breakfast tacos?