True Austinites Would Never Miss This Awesome Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Happy trails, partner! How would you like to go back in time and catch a glimpse of the chuck wagon days? Charles Goodnight invented the original food truck in 1866. Although we no longer have the need to drive cattle across the state, chuckwagon enthusiasts love to relish in days gone by. Every October, Texans flock to the Llano River to taste the most authentic chicken fried steak, baked beans, and cornbread this side of the Mississippi. This friendly dose of competition comes with all the scrumptious Southern eats you can handle. True Austinites would never miss this awesome chuck wagon cook-off.

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