Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Official Baton Rouge Twitter food truck rankings
Chicken caprese and banana Nutella crepes from the @Goyayas truck
First: @Goyayas Crepe Truck - The chicken caprese was almost too messy to eat in a food truck context (which is actually a plus in its own way) but the whole experience was fast, substantial, delicious, fresh, unique and any friend of Nutella is a friend of mine. And they take credit cards.
Tied for second: @NinjaSnowballs and @LeMGelato - NinjaSnowballs gets the credit for getting the ball rolling and for giving the ubiquitous snowball a makeover; LeMGelato is the bomb and would pull ahead if they were out more and $1 less.
Third: @TacoDePaco - I'm pulling for y'all - as Whitney Houston feels about children, I believe that taco trucks are the future - but the chicken and steak tacos taste have the same honky taco flavor and there are some speed issues. Kick out the jamz, y'all; you aren't feeding a bunch of flavor-wary Midwesteners out here.
Questions: Who else is there? C'mon, we are a city of easily led consumers. None of the 1,000 Greek/Lebanese restaurants in our fair city have access to decommissioned bread trucks? Same for our Vietnamese brothers and sisters down Florida Blvd. Come ply my favor with a bánh mì cart. Where are those festival BBQ trucks when we need them? Is there a compelling reason for me to not be constantly confronted by a shrimp and catfish po-boy truck wherever I go? Has no one realized that the bulk of the landed eateries walking distance from campus kinda suck (Louie's and Koi are marked exceptions; the Chimes is losing some of its perennial luster) and that people have their gastronomic hopes and dreams resting upon a chain called Pita Pit? Pita Pit? I think not. Save us from ourselves, twitter food trucks.