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With food trucks serving huge varieties of ethnic foods and gourmet fare it’s not unusual to sometimes overlook local food trucks who have been serving out native food to their local communities for years before the food truck phenomenan hit.
In Cleveland such a food truck is Seti’s Polish Boys. For the last ten years Seti and his wife have been serving up a sandwich invented in Cleveland – The Polish Boy. A Polish Boy is a Kielbasa sausage placed on a bun and covered with french fries, barbecue or hot sauce and cole slaw.
Iron Chef and Clevelander Michael Symon citied the Polish Boy as the “Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network when he featured the Polish Boy from Seti’s.
The Seti Polish Boy starts with the sausage being slow grilled. Then once you place your order it is then quickly deep fried before being added to the bun with hand cut french fries, their homemade bbq sauce and cole slaw. Although not totally traditional Seti’s offers chili and cheese as options to your Polish Boy.
Seti’s also serves jumbo beef hot dogs (prepared in the Polish Boy style if desired), Polish Dogs (onions, relish and mustard), BBQ Slaw Dog, Chili Cheese Dog and hand cut fries available with chili, BBQ sauce and cheese, or bbq sauce as toppings.
I wouldn’t be at all suprised if other food truck operators come to Cleveland to try a Seti’s Polish Boy and try to replicate the concept in their city! Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, Chicago Italian Beefs, and Cleveland Polish Boys – great sandwiches wherever you are!
Seti’s Polish Boys – Cleveland, OH
There are a few things concerning the Curbside Truck that grabbed our attention. First off, everybody loves hamburgers – but not everyone makes a great hamburger, the Curbside Food Truck does. Secondly, the Curbside Truck has found a way to take a traditional item like the hamburger and localize it.
Meet the KGB Burger. A thick and gooey mixture featuring Louisiana pralines is poured over a juicy burger covered with thick-cut bacon and topped off with a fried egg! A powerful wake up to your taste buds.
Each day the Curbside Truck serves the KGB Burger, the Curbside Classic Burger (patriotic American cheeseburger) and the Brian Burger. I don’t know Brian, but if I did I bet we’d get along great since his namesake burger is topped with sharp cheddar cheese and Curbside’s award winning pork belly preserves! Brian, you know how to live!
Please do NOT try this at home, professional drivers only. One food truck specializing in Korean cuisine is driving down the road. Another food truck is coming at them head-on, this truck featuring Mexican food items. Suddenly they approach each other and morph into one great food truck: Chi’Lantro, and lo and behold, this new truck serves Korean-Mexican fusion cuisine.
The Chilantro name comes from the KimCHI, a Korean food staple, and ciLANTRO often used in Mexican and Hispanic cuisine. When these two cultures come together on this food truck you can expect some flavorful and unique tacos, burritos and burgers.
The tacos, burritos, quesadillas and hamburgers all come in a variety of ways. First, select your protein: beef, spicy pork, spicy chicken or tofu. The taco is served on corn tortillas with a Korean soy vinaigrette salad, onion cilantro, salsa roja and a lime wedge.
The burrito is similar to the taco but has cheddar jack and monterey cheese added. Both the burrito and the taco can be spiced a bit by adding kimchi.
Don’t leave the Chilantro food truck without an order of their Kimchi Fries. The fries taste is a synergy of flavors from carmelized kimchi, bulgogi, cheddar jack and monterey cheese along with cilantro, onions, korean peppers with a spicy orange sauce. That’s a mouthful!
Chi’Lantro’s pricing is extremely reasonable. A huge taco is just $2, burritos and quesadillas are $5. Your palate will be impressed with the Chi’Lantro flavors and pricing.
Chi’Lantro – Austin, TX
When you want a slider, go to an expert!
In Southern California Slammin’ Sliders is the expert, serving gourmet sliders; delicious, inventive, craving-worthy sliders that will have you coming back again and again and again.
Slammin’ Sliders doesn’t kid around, all of their sliders feature top-grade ingredients and qualtiy presentations.
Beef lovers should try the Imperial Wagyu Kobe Slider! Wow, Kobe beef from a food truck! Slammin’ Sliders makes it easy to experience the beef that “everyone” is talking about!
Also on the menu are pork sliders made with Niman Ranch pork, chipotle chicken sliders, and two seafood sliders. The shrimp po-boy slider and the pink pepper crusted lobster slider are sure to please the most demanding palates!
In addition to the sliders you can also order a Black Angus Philly Cheesesteak (west-coast style) or a Black Angus Bulgogi.
Sides include sweet potato pepper jack cheese croquettes, opal basil and orzo pasta salad or red cabbage coleslaw.
Won’t your friends be envious when you tell them you tell them you just finished your Kobe Beef lunch! Check out Slammin’ Sliders as they take the “slider” to the next level of gourmet goodness!
Slammin Sliders – Los Angeles, CA
At times it seems like all the great food trucks in Orange County, California are overshadowed by the sheer number of great trucks in Los Angeles. Orange County has it’s own health regulations and requires separate permits from Los Angeles County, as a result the assortment of trucks roaming Orange County is very different from the LA scene.
Barcelona On The Go specializes in Spanish bistro cuisine, including tapas. We recently ran across the Barcelona On the Go food truck in Irvine, CA and ordered up the lead item on the menu board: Churrasco con Chimichurri! For those of you that don’t speak Spanish that means “Premium-Angus Top Sirloin with Chimichurri Sauce”, and it is served over fresh and crisp french fries. We were blown away by this dish, with all of us agreeing that if we were served this item in a fine-dining restaurant we would not be suprised. The Angus beef was cooked to perfection, and was juicy tender. The fries were outstanding. But what really impressed us was the freshness and full flavor of the Chimichurri sauce. Outstanding! We recommend bottling the sauce and selling it, it was that good.
The rest of the Barcelona On The Go menu all use fresh ingredients and are prepared to perfection. Other patrons stopped by in search of Barcelona’s Paella Valencia na (seafood & chicken paella). While this dish is not available every day those that have had it raved about it, and considered it one of the best food truck items that they have every had.
Spanish sandwiches are popular and include the Bocadillo de Pollo con Salsa Romesco (chicken breast with romesco sauce), Bocadillo de Serrano (Serrano ham sandwich) and the Catalan sausage sandwich.
Also available is a great Lentil Soup (with smoked ham), egg/potato frittatas, chicken turnovers and Manchego cheese croquettes.
There is no question you will not only enjoy the food at Barcelona On The Go but also appreciate the freshness of the ingredients and the care used in the preperation of true Spanish cuisine.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area (and beyond) it is worth the drive south for a visit to Barcelona On The Go!
Barcelona On The Go – Orange County, CA
When someone says, “Wow, that’s one smokin’ food truck” and they are referring to Central Florida’s Red Eye BBQ truck they are 100% correct. The Red Eye BBQ food truck has an on board smoker that let’s them turn out some of the most tender and flavorful BBQ anywhere. The pitmaster, Rob Nelson, has been barbecueing, smoking, and grilling meats for quite some time in search of the ultimate BBQ.
Every good pitmaster has a secret recipe of dry spices and marinades, and Rob is no different. All of the Red Eye BBQ meats are rubbed with a combination of the super double-secret spices, marinaded and then slow smoked over a variety of woods for 12 to 15 hours. There is no rushing BBQ, if you want the real thing you need to cook the meat low and slow!
Red Eye BBQ has all the basic food groups perfected. The Pulled Pork is smoky, tender and so yummy. Likewise for the smoked brisket. The baby back ribs are tender, juicy and come off the bone just right. The BBQ smoked chicken is moist and delicious not dried out! Most of us who have tried smoking chicken at home end up with a dried out chicken, not at Red Eye. Sausages are also available (mild, medium, hot and kielbasa).
You can order your meats as a sandwich if you like. There are two varieties, the traditional on a potato bun, or open faced. The open faced sandwiches are extra special as the meat is piled high on a sweet corn muffin, drizzled with honey and then topped with bbq sauce! You’ll love the taste, just don’t get it on your shirt!
Next time I am in Orlando I am passing Disney World up and spending my time in BBQ heaven at Red Eye BBQ!
Red Eye BBQ – Orlando, FL