Jochen Esser of Gourmet Truck Expo is slowly working his magic and moving the food truck scene towards northern Palm Beach County. The South Palm Beach YMCA/DeVos-Blum Campus was the scene of today’s mini-gathering of meals on wheels.
Along with the slip ‘n slides, bounce houses and campus tours, several trucks made it easy for families to forget about bringing food or leaving campus for lunch. The attendees at today’s events are mainly from Miami-Dade, but two are Palm Beach County favorites.
As you travel, keep an eye out for them, and try their food at local fairs and festivals. All of these trucks have a Facebook and/or Twitter presence:
Curbside Gourmet: The sea-green truck is normally found in downtown West Palm Beach, offering breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. An eclectic menu, including crabcake sliders, buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, soup, and burgers topped with everything from lettuce, tomato and onion to fried eggs.
Che Grill: Offering such Argentinian favorites as empanadas (dough pockets stuffed with beef, chicken, ham and cheese or spinach), and vacio (skirt steak) served as a sandwich, either barbecued (churrasco), with chimichurri, or as a lomito (with mozzarella cheese, ham, fried egg, tomato, lettuce and bacon).
Feverish Ice Cream: Try the fruit pops (lime, mango, strawberry); they taste so refreshing, they seem almost effervescent. They have no artificial coloring or flavoring, and less sugar than conventional pops.
Truckin’ Good Pizza: Twelve-inch pizzas, from classic Margherita to a “Design Your Own,” baked in a chiminea-style oven that reaches temperatures of 800-1,000 degrees. A pizza bakes in three to four minutes. Now that’s a speedy delivery!
Tango Grill: Offering Brazilian, Venezuelan and Colombian cuisine. Tango offers a very interesting service to the staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is next to the truck’s usual lunchtime location. The offer an “emergency room” menu for the staff, consisting of combo platters, easily ordered and quickly assembled, so the staff can get back to work fast.
Ken’s Weenie Wagon: A colorful and sexy truck with hot dogs and all the fixings and trimmings, of course.
Catered Bliss: Gourmet sandwiches, burgers, wings and wraps are available at this tropical-pink truck. The food has a definite Caribbean flair and spice, with some uncommon offerings, such as salmon burgers, black bean burgers and chicken marinated in Indian spices and served in roti.
Bru’s Room: The local sports bar goes mobile, with classics from their menu.