Incredible idea from Fresh Moves: take a school bus and refurbish as a moving produce market. Chicago rocks…
For lunch today: Roppongi dog from the peached tortilla truck in Austin. I can only show you half of it because I’ve already eviscerated the other with my mouth. It’s an all beef dog with pork belly, daikon carrot slaw, sriracha mayo & wasabi sesame seeds. Yeah, it’s a good lunch day.
The last supper… in Prague. After a night of much drinking and dancing, we stumbled into a recommended food truck serving schawarma into the wee hours of the night. I don’t know if it was the alcohol or the hunger but this was the BEST schawarma ever. And kudos for me for taking this pic in focus.
For the third time since I’ve lived here I had the pleasure of fitting in a visit to the Lucky Puccia truck in downtown Austin. I say pleasure because it is rare that I have the time to take a long lunch and also because the Puccia often sells out before 1pm. Yes, these sandwiches are that good. I remember the first time I bit into the now legendary (in my mind) Lucky Puccia sandwich, and the memory is bathed in a glowing magical light and has what I can only guess are angels singing in accompaniment. Mind you I was at my (yes, awesome) but not magical desk at the time. That is what this sandwich does to me. So much so that I was in a giddy gleefulness by the mere anticipation of it’s consumption. I don’t know which of it’s component makes me this gleeful. Is it the prosciutto that melts like butter in our mouth? The chipotle mayo with just the right amount of spice? Is it the fresh Mozzarella slices? Or is it the fresh baked bread that surrounds it all? I don’t know, and I’m not going to try and figure it out, I’ll just be eternally happy to be able to nom it down.
If you are even in Austin this truck is a must, one I can’t wait to share with Gastrodamus, BB and the elusive Black Angus upon their next visit.
New Eat St. App is a must!
For any foodie, downloading the new Eat St. app will be an essential tool to track down your hood’s food trucks. Chasing them down on twitter can get you in a rut, catching the same ones over and over. I just got the app on my phone off the droid market and can’t wait to go truck hunting!
Day 5 in Austin. It was the last day there which means Gastrodamus and I were doing foodie last calls. Delta cookie had given us the heads up on The Mighty Cone food truck so when we spotted it walking down S. Congress we dashed across the street as sweat ran down our thighs and other unimaginable places. Sooo worth the 100-degree heat. That crispy Hot and Crunchy avocado was divine and will live in my dreams for years to come.
Day 2 in Austin, Part Deux. Okay so you can’t go to Austin and not indulge in food trucks. So indulge we did, actually I’ll let Gastrodamus post his experience with a certain doughnut from a certain food truck here.
Quick rundown: Gourdough’s is freakn’ amazing. A doughnut per BVSCer - razzle dazzle, granny’s pie, and mama’s cake. We were on a matriarchal kick. The hour wait was well worth it. Yes I said an hour wait for doughnuts. Odd Duck, oh geez I miss it already. It’s Farm to Truck, gourmet treats from local farmers. We ordered the quail (fell right off its juicy bone), pork belly sandwich which graced Deltacookie with a religious experience, and the venison sausage. This food truck was so amazingly good it sold out its entire menu before night’s end. And finally Trey’s Cuisine where I managed to stuff one more item: chicken kebob.
Our first vid! This was taken by gastrodamus’s steady hands at the Gourdough’s food truck. Funny thing about Austin trucks… they’re stationary which is kinda cool because seating and lights can be permanently setup for foodies to enjoy. Also you’ll spot the Odd Duck food truck and Trey’s Cuisine.
With heavy hearts and empty stomachs, BVSC attended Tuesday’s BTTR as a farewell food truck adventure for our deltacookie. It was a bittersweet night - BVSC gains national cred by having deltacookie be our new resident correspondent in foodie haven Austin, TX. She may no longer be a Miami resident this week, but she left behind three gastromates who eagerly await our next foodie meet up.
Stuck in Miami traffic? Tune in and zone out
So yesterday seemed like an Ode to Foodies Everywhere on NPR. Yes I’m rambling, but I can’t help but spread the word. During my lunch break yesterday I tuned in to NPR on my drive home to walk my furry boys and feed myself. To my eager surprise NPR’s “Fresh Air” had two segments centered on foodie interests, an interview with Alinea’s Grant Achatz and a subsequent segment showcasing a round table discussion centered on Miami’s food truck craze. If this isn’t a reason to give public radio a chance I don’t know what is, seriously pretension set aside. I challenge you to come up with another media outlet where a Miamian could have gotten this much nom-nom-worthy info delivered in a single, convenient, auditory medium! «Crinkled apron thrown down»