Favorite New Entree:
Frito Pie from Micklethwait Barbecue. I believe 2016 is the first year that Micklethwait has participated as a food vendor at ACL Fest, and they hit it out of the park. There always seemed to be a steady line in front of this popular BBQ spot (non-GF items on their menu looked really good, too). The frito pie had chili, fritos, cheddar cheese, cilantro, escabeche, red onion, crema and pepitas. It was filling, but not too heavy and all of the ingredients melded into a satisfying meal.
Cherry Limeade from JuiceLand. You can't go wrong with this local favorite--not too tart, not too sweet, just right.
Favorite Old Favorite:
Spicy Lamb Curry from Lamba's Royal Indian Foods. This was a favorite from last year, and it hit the spot on the last evening of ACL. Well seasoned (but not too spicy) lamb was tender, served over basmati rice.
Fried Plantains with Mango Pico from mmmpanadas. This was a great shareable snack that had good crunch from the crisp fried plantains and lots of subtle sweet flavor from the mango pico. A good option if you are not super hungry, but need something in your belly.