'food trucks' on Serious Eats
The highlight of Plouf Plouf's bacon and wild mushroom-topped duck burger is the side of fries that comes with it.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many food businesses in New York City have been helping out by holding relief dinners and giving away free meals. Food trucks have been particularly helpful in getting food out to severely affected areas in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and New Jersey. Although Serious Eats: New York is keeping us updated on Sandy stories from the food world, I wanted to point out what some of our friends in the burger world have done to help, and what you can do.
At Go Burger, everything's there but the beef, which is small in quantity and notably non-beefy.
Last week, I tried what is perhaps the best lamb burger in the city: April Bloomfield's delicious rendition at The Breslin. So lamby it says "baaa," this burger is just about perfect. So, when I decided upon the Bistro Truck as my next destination, I knew I would have to reduce my lamb burger expectations back into the realm of mere mortals. Lucky for me, the Bistro Truck's Lamb Burger wasn't half bad.
The Poor Man's Burger from Morocho is an all-around excellent hamburger, from the beef to the toppings to the look it evokes in those who enjoy it. Unlike many New York trucks, Morocho doesn't tout its sourced ingredients or special blend. Instead, chef Miguel Samanez simply does everything right and lets the quality ingredients, including some ultra fresh veggies, speak for themselves.
The phrase "Saving the world, one burger at a time" adorns each and every takeout bag from New York City's Frites 'n' Meats food truck. After sampling their full burger menu, I think they should consider changing this motto to "Saving our burgers, one avocado at a time." As Nick Solares has pointed out, a great burger shouldn't need any condiments to taste delicious. Unfortunately, toppings are a major saving grace at a truck that seemed destined for burger greatness.
Somewhere between the purple paint job, light-up eyes and idiosyncratic burger names, one might begin to think that the Munchie Mobile food truck is all gimmick without the grub to back it up. Luckily, this is not the case with their hamburgers.
Whether you're a line cook or a lead guitarist, when you find that sweet spot and manage to crank out a solid gold hit, it's a thing of beauty that can delight a crowd. Just ask the culinary rock and roller behind Mix'D UP, an Atlanta food truck that's rocking street burgers with a gourmet touch.
Food truck 666 Burger knows how to drum up loads of press before even taking to the streets of New York City: make a really expensive, over-the-top burger. Their $666 Douche Burger lives up to its name, featuring caviar, lobster, truffles, foie gras, gold leaf, Gruyère, and more.
Twist Burgers' owner Jorge Rincon touts his burgers as a revolution, but a revolution that comes slathered in goat cheese and blueberries isn't a cause I can get behind.
You can get all sorts of food at San Francisco's Off the Grid food truck meet-up. But this past weekend at the Golden Gate Fields location, the longest line was for the hamburgers at Fivetenburger.
Skillet, a vintage Airstream trailer-cum-mobile grill, serves a very fine grass-fed cheeseburger made even more delectable with a generous helping of their sweet, smoky, salty bacon jam. You heard right: bacon jam. And yes, it's as good as it sounds.
Tanguito, a food truck in Fisherman's Wharf, serves some of the tastiest burgers in San Francisco. The half-pound burgers are also plenty big enough to share, making it an affordable lunch in a city that can be hard on a tourist's wallet.
Today our burger blogging friend Rev Ciancio of Burger Conquest interviews chef Ryan Harkins of Los Angeles-based burger truck Grill 'Em Alll (twitter: @GrillEmAllTruck). Grill 'Em All are featured in Travel Channel's Food Wars episode on Los Angeles trucks (rerun...
[Photograph: Yatta-! Truck] The cheeseburger-themed All-American sushi roll from the new Yatta-! Truck in Los Angeles features beef and melted cheese for the filling ($3.75 for 4 pieces, $7 for 8 pieces). For the full All-American experience, you should...
In honor of the World Cup, Los Angeles-based Korean food truck fleet Kogi will be serving special World Cup-inspired dishes—think lamb gyro for Greece, arancini for Italy, tortillas for Spain, and sliders for the US. For $6 you get two...
Los Angeles' Grill 'Em All burger truck is in New York City this weekend to participate in Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" against Nom Nom, a banh mi truck also from Los Angeles. If you want to support...
This post took place over a month ago, but is only being published now due to editorial oversight. Our bad. But hey, the food still exists! Here's Damon's review of Umami Burger's entrant into the food truck scene. [Photographs: Damon...