[My new employers (more on that in a later post) just initiated Food Truck Thursdays here at the office. They’ve arranged for a different food truck to be here at the office each Thursday for at least the month of September. I’m going to review them as a way to get back into regular posting here on the blog.]
Food trucks are still growing as a thing here in Houston, which has the largest non-judgemental food market in the country. We don’t care whether or not your last restaurant succeeded or failed, we just want to know if what you’re doing right now is any good. Today’s food truck does very well.
Food Truck: D’Lish Curbside
Price Point: $10+ per person, $3.00 more if you want fries with that
Cuisine (from their website):
"We're the Creators of the TEX-ified Southern Comfort & Gulf Coast Seafood Poutine Style Fries. We also Specialize in Specialty Burgers & Sandwiches, D'Lishified Bowls & Tacos with a Special Twist."
I had the Fried Chicken and Bacon Sandwich (burger) with a side order of fries. The sandwich (burger) had a dollop of white gravy on it, meaning once you start eating on it, you cannot set it back down. This is not a problem as once I started eating on it, I didn’t want to stop. The sandwich (burger) had just the right amount of crunch, from both the chicken and the bacon. The chicken had a low batter-to-chicken ratio, meaning there was plenty of chicken to eat. The bacon was crispy without going overboard and there was a noticeable amount of it. This was a very tasty sandwich (burger).
[I keep calling this a sandwich (burger) because, while called a sandwich, it was served on a burger roll.]
Coworker R had the Krazy Korean Ribeye Steak Sandwich. She was actually craving Banh mih, but she found this to be a good alternate. (She’s still craving Banh mih, so it wasn’t a complete substitute for that.) She found the thinly sliced steak was marinated in a very tasty Korean sauce of some sort which the sriracha aioli complemented very well.
We both had the fries, which were thick cut and tossed with a spice mix of some sort. It had a taste of heat to it, but we both agreed the fries needed more seasoning. That said, they were good fries, freshly cooked – they were still hot after walking back to my desk and after eating my sandwich (burger).
We went just as the food truck was opening and the line was only 5-6 people. Other co-workers went after we returned and reported the line was 20+ people deep. They went back 30 minutes later and the line was still 20+ people deep (a different 20 people of course). They aren’t back after a third try and my lunch hour is over, so no report from them. Maybe I’ll do a supplemental later.
Very satisfying and filling with a reasonable price (for food trucks).
I will eat at this truck again.