For lunch this week, I returned to two trucks, tried a cart, and tried a new truck.
I actually worked six days this week, starting on Christmas day – Sunday, December 25, 2011.
I didn’t actually have lunch that day, having noshed and nibbled on the sweets to be found in the newsroom.
Then I had a Lean Cuisine on Monday to make up for it.
On Tuesday, December 27, I returned to the Korilla BBQ truck (Twitter: @KorillaBBQ). I had had their beef burrito and enjoyed it. But I wanted to try something else. I got a chicken rice bowl with all the kimchis and two sauces.
I think it was very well prepared, but it was a bit too much kimchi for me. Still, I maintain my recommendation that you check out this truck.
On Tuesday, I was outside when I purchased my lunch, but I did not get it from a truck parked on the street. Instead, for the first time, I got it from the Halal cart parked on the sidewalk. I had a lamb gyro. It hit the spot and at $4, the value is certainly there. Also, the guy (at the northwest corner of Hudson Street and King Street) was very friendly.
On Thursday, December 29, 2011, I tried something new – the Frying Dutchmen. They do burgers and chicken sandwiches, but their notoriety seems to come from their fries. Follow them at @Frying_Dutchmen.
I got the combo, which combines a sandwich with a medium fries, a drink, and a dipping sauce for $11.
My sandwich was the Classic Chicken Sandwich (fried), described on the menu as all white meat, boneless chicken breast, grilled or fried, served with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and pickles on a torpedo roll. It was delicious.
For my fries, I got the Traditional Belgian Style, described on the menu as “extra crispy, made from Idaho #2 potatoes topped with a little salt.” They were really great fries! I got the Baja Blast dipping sauce, described as a “mixture of sweet chili’s in an Aioli sauce.” It was a fun dipping sauce.
To be honest, I think the Frying Dutchmen will be an occasional indulgence, but you should absolutely give it a try!
I had been to Eddie’s Pizza Truck (Twitter: @EddiesPizzaNY) and enjoyed their pizza the other week.
Today, I returned to try something different.
I got the Salume sandwich, which was mixed cured hard salamis, arugula, parmigiano regiano, and olive oil.
It was quite nice. Not too heavy. Not too light. Delightful.
– Evan Bindelglass
(Photos taken with iPhone 4)