The Rusty Pickle

Their name is misleading because they’re so much more than pickles. As someone who dislike pickles I was close to passing them up for another food truck. But, I checked out their menu and my stomach is happier for doing so. They’ve got salads, sliders, chicken tenders and pot pies, along with sides (fried pickles,… Continue reading The Rusty Pickle

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

The final truck I visited at the South Point Gourmet Food Truck Festival (11/5/11) in Las Vegas was Coolhaus. Thankfully it had a relatively short line — about a ten minute wait. It’s got a great concept. Choose a cookie (among flavor like chocolate chip, snikerdoodle, oatmeal, peanut butter, red velvet, ginger molasses, maple waffle… Continue reading Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

South Point Gourmet Food Truck Festival

I’m a sucker for food trucks. Despite the fact that it takes longer to get food at food trucks than it does at most sit-down restaurants, I’m still willing to endure long waits to sample “upscale” eats. This event was a dream come true — not only did it have most of Las Vegas’s top… Continue reading South Point Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Dim Sum Charlie’s

Looking for an inexpensive dining option in Napa, we came across Dim Sum Charlie’s as we were walking towards the Oxbow  Public Market. I love the look of the truck — a silver, old-fashioned airstream trailer — and like the covered picnic tables that serve as the dining area. It’s probably the most comfortable dining… Continue reading Dim Sum Charlie’s

Sloppi Jo’s Roving Eatery

I finally tracked down Sloppi Jo’s for lunch in the southwest. The pork tacos (2 for $6) were unreal. They had a distinct “New Mexico” taste with the red chile spiced pork — a completely different  flavor than any Mexican street style taco. Tender, well seasoned, with a touch of heat, these pork tacos with… Continue reading Sloppi Jo’s Roving Eatery

Lulu’s On The Move

LuLu’s is one food truck that deserves to be called a *gourmet* food truck. Most others are just upscale roach coaches serving good food. The roasted pork sandwich ($6) I tried was an outstanding sammie made with several tender slices of roasted pork shoulder, mozzarella, and arugula pesto. If you’re going to try a dessert,… Continue reading Lulu’s On The Move

LBS Patty Wagon

The LBS Patty Wagon “Perfect Burger” ($7): beef patty topped with gruyere cheese, bacon, oven roasted tomato, frisee, red onion marmalade, LBS sauce and herb mayo. Sounds good, doesn’t it? I thought so. In reality, the patty was dry, devoid of any juiciness, thin, hard, and overcooked. It was like one of those nasty burgers… Continue reading LBS Patty Wagon

TastyBunz

I love the concept of this truck — delicious buns filled with a variety of savory options. The folks running the truck are great also. But the execution needs some work, in my opinion. My main gripe is that there was too much dough and not enough filling. Talk about carb loading… My two favorite… Continue reading TastyBunz