suburban pantry?

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

2 thoughts on “suburban pantry?

  1. >Just unique? I want descriptions! lol! Did you like the contrasts between the salt and sweet of the caramel? Or did they use dark caramel so it was almost bitter? Have you ever roasted bananas before? I make a roasted banana ice cream that is fantastic. I create my own take on banana split with a scoop of the banana, a scoop of strawberry ice cream and topped with warmed ganache. And at work we make a banana fosters bread pudding with housemade croissants.

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  2. >I guess unique is a little vague. 🙂 The bread itself was already banana bread before they transformed it into bread pudding so it was really dense and flavorful with banana and cinnamon. The caramel itself was quite dark and bitter and was offset by crunchy (sea I guess) salt sprinkled on top which was almost too sea salty. We have made bananas foster bread pudding at home and I would LOVE to eat one made with croissants! 🙂

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