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Food Truck Eats – February 16th Edition

So it has most definitely been too long without a post.  I apologize for that!

I’m in the midst of getting the information together for my book on the Nashville food trucks and the scene here in Nashville.  So I’ve allowed myself to get a bit distracted with that.  Then there’s the issue of my day job.  Let’s not go there!  Ha!

So let me talk about a couple of things.

First off, I’m going to be attempting to do a few giveaways throughout the year.  I have already given away a $10 gift certificate to Hoss’ Loaded Burgers already this year!!  So be in the lookout on Twitter and Facebook for my next giveaway!

Secondly, I know that the weather has been cold and/or rainy/snowy.  Many of the trucks have pre-ordering and pre-pay available through the NFTA App on Android and iPhone.  So you don’t have to wait outside in the cold to order and wait for your food.  In fact, when you order and pay through the app (or online at ToGoOrder.com), you can even choose what time your food will be ready!!!  I am trying to include the links daily to the trucks that have the pre-order and pre-pay available.  So do not let the weather hinder you from going to the trucks!!!

Next, I want to talk about some of the food that I’ve had recently.  Cause I’ve had some amazing food!  And these next few items are only the tip of the iceberg of what I’ve had recently!  Would just make too long of a post!  So I’ll upload some more next weekend!

Nashville food trucks have been featured on several episodes of The Cooking Channel’s Eat St. TV show.  But one of the first trucks featured was one of the OG trucks, Yayo’s OMG!  One of the items from Yayo’s featured on the episode was their Chalupitas.  Now every time I watch that episode I want one.  I had never had one, but I knew that I wanted one.  But they are a specialty item so they don’t have them all the time.  And they also sell out quickly when they do have them.  I’ve been semi-harassing Ingrid and Chef Yayo for chalupitas for a few months now since I missed them last time they were on the menu.  Finally, on February 9th, I got to try them!  It was the last day that they were having chalupitas for a while.  So Jim and I headed to Elmington Park.

Yayo's OMG - Chalupitas

Yayo’s OMG – Chalupitas

Fried shells that tasted a lot like a cornbread donut filled with slow roasted pork, mashed potatoes, refried beans and topped with deliciousness and parmesan cheese!  It’s a lot more filling than I thought.  And having 2 per order was a bit of a tall order.  I told Chef Yayo they should think about selling them individually as well!!!  They were definitely worth the wait.  But let me tell you, when they have them on the menu, get to their window early.  Chalupitas sellout.  And they sellout quickly!  So if you haven’t tried them and that picture doesn’t quite do them justice, then check out this video – Click HERE!!! <–It’s a youtube video from their Eat St. Episode and it’s totally safe for work!!

One of the up and coming trucks in Nashville is The Rolling Feast.  Tom’s food truck is quickly becoming a top priority for me to visit anytime he’s near my work or home.  You’ll be able to read all about Tom and The Rolling Feast in my book that will hopefully be out this summer, but here are some of the foods that I’ve quickly become addicted to!  The Spicy Tortilla Chicken Soup is straight up ridonkulous!  He fries the tortilla chips for the soup right on the truck.  The flavors are massive in this soup.  I’m hoping he’ll start to have a size bigger than 12 ounces available.  I seriously could eat this by the quart.  And frankly, there isn’t much better to eat for lunch on a cold day than this Spicy Tortilla Chicken Soup.

The Rolling Feast - Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Rolling Feast – Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Now if you have been following me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for a little over a year.  So a food truck with a healthy option is always a plus.  The Rolling Feast offers a Chicken Spinach Salad.  The candied pecans absolutely take the cake on this salad.  The homemade vinaigrette is sweet and tart and perfectly tossed on this salad.  I was able to eat this salad without guilt and yet feeling guilty because it was so amazingly delicious that it tricks you into thinking you are eating something you should feel guilty about.  So if you are like me and are on the healthy kick, don’t let that deter you from visiting a food truck.  Because, guess what! The Rolling Feast has got you covered!

The Rolling Feast - Chicken Spinach Salad

The Rolling Feast – Chicken Spinach Salad

Lastly, but not least, Biscuit Love Truck’s new dish “The Lindstrom” is hands down creative, healthy, and so full of exploding flavor.  Lemon vinaigrette, toasted hazelnuts on a bed of shaved brussel sprouts and topped with a poached egg.  It’s brilliant.  It’s brussel sprouts that are fresh and crisp and vibrant.  They are NOT what everyone else is serving these days.  They are NOT sauteed in oil with bacon (making them less healthy).  If they didn’t tell you it was brussel sprout, you would probably eat The Lindstrom and not even know.  The lemon vinaigrette is such a compliment to the shaved brussel sprouts and brightens up the flavors of the whole dish.  And then you get the hazelnut and it’s just like decadence.  Every time I think that Karl Worley cannot top himself, I eat his new dish and just sit on the ground in complete awe (My Reaction).

Biscuit Love - The Lindstrom

Biscuit Love – The Lindstrom

Okay, so I’ll be blogging about even more amazing food next Sunday.  So check back and I’ll show you what you should order next time you visit the trucks and what you are missing if you are not going to the trucks!

I know that the weather has been cold. And I know that Nashvillians are a little finicky when it comes to the weather and getting out in rain or cold.  But theses trucks are out to serve your delicious food.  And many have the pre-order/pre-pay available.  You are missing out on amazing food.  And I say this all the time, but don’t be afraid of food trucks.  Don’t be afraid of something you cannot pronounce or do not know.  ASK!!!  And TRY!

I hope to see you all at the trucks!!!  And be on the lookout for giveaways!!!

-FTJ Julie

One comment on “Food Truck Eats – February 16th Edition

  1. I just have one word to say, “YUM”

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