The Mighty Cone has a mighty presence in Austin, TX, with a mighty backstory to boot. Back in the day, the late Hudson's on the Bend sous chef Courtney Swenson created a simple breading for fish. Known as Hot 'n' Crunchy Trout for years to come, it became a staple in that Lake Travis restaurant. But in 2002, the Austin City Limit Music Festival contacted owner Chef Jeff Blank to entice other restaurant owners to participate in their food court, emulating Austin culture through street food.
Taking that call to action, Chef Jeff Blank experimented with that hot 'n' crunchy breading on chicken, loading it up in a paper drink cone to make it all the easier for eating. The result? A complete street food takeover, with that crispy chicken accented with a sweet and spicy mango jalapeno slaw and ancho sauce. Now, The Mighty Cone serves up avocado and shrimp alongside that famous hot 'n' crunchy chicken cone out of a food trailer, parked permanently at The Picnic on Barton Springs Road. If all this sounds good to you, well, what are you waiting for? You've got the location to track down The Mighty Cone in Austin, TX, and you can even have 'em cater your next event. You've got nothing to lose, and everything tasty to gain.
Hot 'n' Crunchy Chicken Cone - the one that started the craze, this perfectly breaded crispy chicken is loaded in a cone, topped with sweet mango jalapeno slaw, and drizzled in ancho sauce to tantalize your tastebuds