Yesterday was a great culinary day for us… it was my second time going with B to the Tasty Tuesday food truck get together in the Milk District.
I should mention that I have no idea what the “Milk District” is and it’s purely due to B’s boss that we even knew about this weekly event. It’s not too far from our house though, so we were excited about attending again. Last week we went and it was good, but not “OMFG THIS IS CRAZY GOOD” spectacular. This time was different, though. I became a million times more excited when their facebook page posted some vegan/vegetarian offerings the trucks would have, and it included BRUSSELS SPROUTS. Yes, a truck sold my favorite food in the world. So you know I was salivating the entire drive.
When we got there, I followed my nose… the smell of Brussels sprouts was in the air and I had to have them. I found them at the Big Wheel Food Truck.
They had a really awesome, random menu. B’s mom and her friend came with us- they all loved this truck’s lump crab stuffed avocado with sticky rice. It was a gorgeous presentation too, but I didn’t take a picture. (Fail, I know.)
I, of course, skipped up and ordered these puppies…
Seriously. SERIOUSLY. I can’t wait to try to make these at home. Called “Vanderbilt Brussels,” these sprouts seemed to be roasted (the outer leaves were crispier than if they were sautéed) and had a light dressing made with local honey, Sriracha, soy, sesame, and lime. It was sweet but a little zingy. This photo, by the way, was taken after I had eaten about 10 or so off the top. It was a HUGE serving. Worth the farts later.
B was, as always, more adventurous and got beef tongue tacos.
I supported this, despite the misspelling of “tongue” as “tounge” on their food truck sign.
(Being a spelling/grammar nazi- both a gift and a curse.)
We gobbled these up while standing, and our guests went into the bar (this all takes place in the parking lot behind a few amazing and tiny dive-ish bars.) B considered the tacos to be an appetizer and we went to 5 Gastronomy.
The chef/owner, Bruno, was out front taking orders. I loved it. You can’t beat service like that. He mentioned how he was going to be changing certain items, and B asked if was due to seasonal availability. He said sure, but also because he gets bored. That’s exactly how B is at his work- he loves the opportunity to change things up and be creative in the kitchen. And yes, their menu was amazing!
This was a truck that B, as a chef cook (he hates when I say chef because you really have to earn that title) was really into. You could tell that this menu was creatively and purposefully designed. B really wanted many of their offerings, but especially the soft shell crab BLT sandwich.
Horrendous photo that I took quickly inside while B was trying to eat. I had one shot only before that thing was gone. We also got their AMAZING fries- they didn’t even need ketchup, they were so perfectly flavored with herbs and garlic.
On the way out, we had to get cupcakes from The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck! I had fun talking to them last week, and we LOVED the ones we tried (The Ballad of El Churro, Peanut Butter Choco-Rama, The Dough Dough Bird, and Root Beer Boom Boom.) Churro was probably the best cupcake of all time. And Dough Dough Bird was a cookie dough cupcake, but the whole thing was like cookie dough- a little firmer and kind of like eating a huge, very soft, cookie.
This time we got Churro again but also S’Mores Please!, The Duchess of Tiramisu, and Peterbrooke Inspired Salted Caramel. Major yums all around, but Churro still reigns supreme. You can’t beat the warm, slightly spiced flavors in the cake when topped with icing rolled in cinnamon sugar. It was a great fall flavor. The guys who run the truck are a blast and I promise to take pictures next time… I’m 0 for 2. I was too distracted by the delicious confections!
I wonder what we will encounter next time? There were a bunch of trucks I wanted to try but couldn’t get to, especially The Flattery gourmet flatbreads and Peak Season Pops. I hope they’ll be there next time! I bet many areas have food truck get togethers like this (there were about eight or so at this meetup.) It’s an easy way to please a crowd, get some air, and try something new. So do yourself a favor and google for similar events in your area!