Oh Lord, how many food trucks can there possibly be? Will this guy ever write about something that is not about food or trucks (or pants)? Yes, I hear you people, but we are so close! The home stretch! As of this writing, I have only three trucks left to find on my list! Hooray! So let's get to it.
20) Red Hook Trucks
This was my farthest venture out so far. Way out in Brooklyn at the Red Hook Ball Fields there are four or five food trucks. I only ate at one of them, and I don't know if they are related or not, but they were one item on the list, so I ate one item: a huarache. What is a huarache? Well, look at the picture. It is kind of like the fried taco trough, except less fried. It definitely was humongous, and delicious. I was very happy with my lunch, and also happy that I had made it out there on the last day of their season. I almost missed this one! Who knew that food trucks were seasonal?
I hopped a train back to Manhattan, and then hopped a flight to South Hero, Vermont, where, as far as I could tell, there were no food trucks. This was a dark time in food truck hunt history. Luckily for you lucky readers, I am now back in New York, where I quickly found one of the trucks that had eluded me five times prior.
21) The Steak Truck
Man, that Steak Truck is never there! I have looked for it so many times! But finally, success! I got a cheesesteak, and it was wonderful. But you don't have to take my word for it. I was late for a voice lesson, so I jumped in a cab with my sandwich, and it was all the cab driver could talk about the whole ride.
Cab Driver: "That looks like a good sandwich."
Me: "Yes, it's very good."
CD: "Where did you get it?"
Me: "The Steak Truck."
CD: :You got from a truck?!"
CD: So what, it was like $7, or $8?"
Me: "No, it was $4."
CD: "WHAT!? $4?! You got that delicious sandwich from a truck for $4?"
CD: "You must be in finance."
The cab driver and I went on to discuss the finer points of Five Guys and Nick's Burgers and Pizza, and after he dropped me off he told me what a pleasure it was to chat with me, and again how good my sandwich looked. I didn't know if he just wanted a bite of it or what, but he was not getting a bite. It was just too yummy, and also I don't share food. Although I am going to brunch with my friend Claire today, so I'm sure she will manage to steal SOMEthing off of my plate. *shakes fist at Claire*
22) Patacon Pisao
After the Steak Truck and my voice lesson, I hung around to wait for my friend Eric to arrive. He's spending the weekend with me, coming to see the opera, going to brunch, and generally having fun. His bus arrived at 11 pm and so, for extra fun, I decided we would go up to Washington Heights to find another exciting food truck. I had been to this truck once before, but it was closed. Silly me, I misread the hours. The internet clearly states that it is open from 7-6, and I ASSUMED, like an idiot, that it meant 7 am to 6 pm. Oh no. This truck is only open in the middle of the night, in a neighborhood that is....a little far from me. So you can see why I waited for Eric to come and be my bodyguard.
Sadly, the subway trains do not enjoy moving in a timely manner at midnight apparently, so it took us a while and several transfers to get there. Luckily, once we got there we got to enjoy a very nice patacone, which is meats and cheeses and vegetables inside of two fried plantains.
It was good, but not three hours in the middle of the night good. We got home at 3 am. And now we have to go have brunch. I guess I should shower. I must sign off, but take heart good people, there can only be one more food truck blog! Soon our exciting journey will be ended, but until then, stay hungry!