I have been kind of obsessed by the idea of food trucks. I don’t know if it is the fact that I live in a city that is bereft, by my dubious standards, of a great food scene. But, I see them hyped on blogs and cooking shows about how great the eats are and feel some kind of funny kinship, that I belong there, on the edge. In truth, I don’t.
We went to one of the local produce slow harvest community markets Monday night. I have been itching to go but it is only once a week and it hadn’t worked out until this week. The market itself is usually outside but had moved inside a local coffee shop to get out of the rain and the Big Wheel truck parked outside. So, what I find is something I had worried about. I am totally bland and suburban. It was totally hipper than thou and well, I’m so preppy, tidy and worried that I couldn’t really relax and enjoy it. I love design and thoughtful living and this was some kind of service station turned into a grungy coffee shop. So, that’s where I’m at. I was out of my element (good) and uptight (bad). The food? It was good. I enjoyed it. This is what we ate from the Big Wheel Provision Food Truck.
- Lemon Basil Fries $5.50 – such a good idea and so tasty – slender fries with salty lemon zest and Big Wheel garden basil
- Seared Marinated Flat Iron Steak $9 An on the rare side flat iron with ‘Lisa’s’ yellow rice and local tomato chimichurri
- Big Wheel Meatloaf Sandwich Burger $7.50 Salty meat slab with huge porky bacon lardons, garden herbs, local lettuces and onion cremosa
- to drink? Captain Eli’s Blueberry Soda and Root Beer $2.25 a pop made with cane sugar
- Roasted Banana Bread Pudding. $5.50 Banana Bread – Bread Pudding with Sea Salted Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream. We got the last two of the evening. A salty crunch on caramel is a unique experience