Austin Trailer Crawling – Grill Haven

Or maybe more appropriately titled Grill “Heaven”. The next stop on our trailer crawl brought us to a small non-descript sandwich trailer at the corner of South 1st and Liveoak in the South First Food Court. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but don’t judge a book by its cover – this gem knocked it out of the park. We tried four different sandwiches – all completely unique and delicious in their own way – Tomato & Brie, French Dip, Turkey with Avocado and the Salmon & Tuna Melt. How someone can perfect four sandwiches with such different ingredients is beyond belief, but Grill Haven has done it. From the wide variety of breads and super fresh ingredients to the care the owner takes in crafting and grilling each sandwich, we were truly impressed.

Although all of the sandwiches deserve an A+, the Tomato and Brie was particularly outstanding – fresh tomatoes, olives, spinach and olive oil with slices of brie perfectly melted on rye bread to make this sandwich completely delicious. We paired of all the sandwiches with some yummy sweet potato fries that were accompanied by a great chipotle mayo dipping sauce. The biggest shock came from the prices – $4 – $5 – a true bargain – especially in the trailer world where most sandwiches run around $10. Another bonus is the owner who happens to be a super nice guy even though he keeps his home A/C at 87° – nice and a conservationist at the same time. Grill Haven will definitely be a staple in the Aha lunch hour.