As you may have noticed, I don’t often chat about eating out, restaurants, and the like. I think it is fun to include things that can be done/made/experienced anywhere. And plus – loads of folks do restaurant revirews better. But every once in a while, I come across things that are worth sharing. And since food trucks are popping up everywhere (or rather, have been everywhere, forever) – I figured I would be remiss not to tell you about how fun they can be.
Many cities are experiencing a food truck revolution and San Francisco is definitely part of that. In fact, it is even host to Off the Grid (@sfcarts) – a regular meet-up of many food trucks around the city in different locales.
And on Friday night, Trisha & I finally checked it out at Fort Mason.
As you can see – we sampled quite a bit:
- Seoul on Wheels (@seoulonwheels)- Koren BBQ Beef Tacos
- City Smoke House (@citysmokehouse) – Pulled Pork Tacos with coleslaw
- El Porteño – Chicken Chorizo Empanadas and Mushroom Empanadas
- Creme Brulee Cart (@cremebruleecart) – Dulce de Loco (Caramel Goat’s Milk Creme Brulee)
- Kika’s Treats (@kikastreats) – S’mores with homemade marshmallows and chocolate graham crackers
and even took some home for later:
- Hapa Ramen (@haparamen)- Ramen with Pork Belly and Egg
- Happy Dumpling – Pork & Chive Dumplings and Pork & Cabbage Dumplings
But even with all we tried, we didn’t begin to make a dent in the options.
The pork buns at Chairman Bao (@chairmantruck) looked great, but the 30+minute line was a bit aggressive for our tastes. Do you have any weird tricks for spelling some words? Whenever I spell aggressive, I immediately hear “A-GG-R-E-SS-IVE,” thanks to my lovely cheerleading days in high school. Probably similar to the internal ‘song’ many people sing with “M-I-SS-I-SS-I-PP-I.” Nothing like a tangent on a Tuesday night for you…
Anyway, we left very full and very happy – with plans to go back soon and check out all the goodies we missed.
Have you been enjoying the food truck craze where you live?
And if you have been to Off the Grid, let me know what I need to try next!
P.S. – Did you notice how many of the food trucks have Twitter handles? It is so they can tweet their location each day to their followers. How is that for technology today? Sure makes things different than when you had to know the location of the really good taco truck.
P.P.S. – Apologies for the iPhone pics. Now that I have a schmancy (to me) camera, I forget to throw my lil’ Sony in my bag, and until we started eating, there were no plans to document the night. Plus, a big camera is a bit much for standing while balancing tacos and cheap wine.