On Friday I decided to take the DART train downtown after work. There were all sorts of festivities planned for the Arts District and beyond and I couldn’t think of anything better to waste my time with. I arrived pretty early and had time to walk around watching roadies unload and put together stages, rows of seats, and banks of elaborate lighting effects. There’s nothing better on a late Friday afternoon than hanging around, being useless, and watching other people work.
Looking at all that effort made me hungry after a while so I set out in quest of some gourmet food trucks. One of the festivities going on was to construct a number of mini-parks in parking spaces all over downtown. Between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Symphony Hall they filled in some spaces with portable turf and set up some dainty chairs and tables – better to chow down on the fare from four trucks set up in the parking lot.
The four trucks were:
- The Green House – Healthy, Local, Chef-driven
- SsahmBBQ – Gourmet Korean Tacos
- Ruthies Rolling Cafe – Classic Grilled Cheese
- Enticed– Gourmet Shaved Ice (and more)
They all looked great, but I was standing closest to Ssahm BBQ so that’s the way I went. I took a quick glance at their menu and ordered a couple of tacos – one chicken, one tofu.
It was great. Really good, spicy food. I sat at the little table in the parking space and ate my tacos.
A nice little meal.
There was only one problem. While I was waiting for my tacos, someone else walked up to the food truck and asked what to get. The guy said, “Well, the Kimchee Fries are pretty much a must, of course.”
Kimchee Fries! Why didn’t I think of that. I looked at the menu.
- Fresh Hand Cut Potatoes
- Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheese
- Cilantro & Onion
- Caramelized Kimchee
- Spicy Mayo
Oh get the hell out! I sat for a minute enjoying the evening, then trooped back to the food truck to place my order of Kimchee fries.
Was it good. You betcha! Now I need to follow that truck around. Or if it’s on the other side of town… make my own.
Those fries look like one of those foods that look disgustingly delicious. I can’t think of another example, but if anyone will understand I’m sure it would be you.
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