|The Curbside Truck|
|"Gourmet Street Food" just about sums it up.|
At lunch time I made my way down to the "curb" to give some gourmet burgers and crepes a "go". The Curbside Truck serves up burgers and fries, but it is far from your typical fast food. Promoting themselves as "gourmet street food", they take their ingredients very seriously. They grind all of the beef themselves for guaranteed fresh burger patties. Their potatoes are cut into fries each morning, and their lettuce and tomatoes come from local organic farms or the farmers market. They even make their own pickles, if you like that sort of thing (if you are a regular reader, you know at pickles are my arch nemesis).
|Don't forget the swine!|
The Curbside Truck has a few other practices that set them apart even more. First, their buns come from an artisan bakery in town, not a large commercial bakery that throws extra preservatives in their "enriched" flour. That bakery is top secret as the bun is often what sets one burger apart from another, but Chef Nick did tell me that it is a mix between a kaiser roll and Hawaiian style bread. They also make their own pork belly preserves. Yes that's right, pork belly preserves. Basically they take a little pork belly, season it up shallots, garlic, and spices, then render it all down until it is just a porky paste that is left. The preserves are used as a spread on the burgers, which you'll see below. Not to stop there, they also supply bacon for their burgers in the form of praline bacon. They basically take really good bacon, cook it until its crispy, and coat it in a homemade Louisiana praline mixture that includes pecans and plenty of sugar. The sweet and savory condiment is as delicious as any sandwich topping I've ever had. And I mean that. It goes to the top of my list. I even think praline bacon is one better than the previously mentioned on Bite and Booze bacon praline. You seriously have to get your burger with the pork belly preserves or praline bacon... or if you are like me, you can get it with both!
|Curbside's cheeseburger with pork belly preserve spread and praline bacon on the side along with some fresh cut fries|
|A compostable "plastic" cup filled with Arnold Palmer|