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Umami

15 Apr

Rating: 1 Ear Hanging Low

Yeah so we’re going on a food truck kick over here at liquorlunch. It’s hard to argue with cheap and mobile food that can turn up when you least expect it. I often see the Umami truck rolling around town so I was excited to try it. They had a pretty straightforward menu and the fact that they had a bottle of Frank’s and a bottle of Sriracha earned them bonus points. Bitches love Sriracha! I skimmed over the menu and though the brisket caught my eye it was a hot day and the chicken salad seemed more appropriate. It promised a chicken concoction containing spicy walnuts and grapes wrapped into a piece of flat bread with mixed greens, so why the hell not? When the operator/cook found I was splitting the sandwich with my friend he very nicely wrapped up each half separately and gave us an extra bag of chips for free and without asking. So I’m throwing in some more bonus points for great customer service. We headed back to my place and sat down to watch some TV and scrom our lunch.

The grapes were fantastic in the chicken salad and I wish they had been a little more prevalent. The walnuts while not noticeably spicy added a nice crunch to the otherwise mushy texture of the chicken salad. The mixed greens were delicious, and the only complaint I have was the mayo used in the chicken salad; there was something lacking, though I couldn’t put my finger on it. Once squirted with sriracha it wasn’t noticeable and I enjoyed the crap out of it.

All in all I am certainly  going back to try the brisket next time I see the red truck. I’m rating it 1 Ear Hanging Low because the next time I hear that song it’d better be Umami, not the ice cream man.

Update: This place is closed as hell.

Ms. Cheesy Food Truck

29 Mar

Rating: Sex in the Mouth

Look at me, the eater of truck meat. Ain’t I a dandy. There’s a weird food truck craze going on in Wilmington right now, and we at LiquorLunch consider it our civic duty to get fat while simultaneously helping to keep you abreast of these matters. The other day I went to Ms. Cheesy and got a ‘Super Turk’ sandwich. The menu says it was $7 but I thought it was $7.50; I’m not sure, really. It came with Boar’s Head meat and cheese, a bunch of chips and a Boars Head pickle. The menu stated they’re supposed to come with ‘Buffalo Bleu Kettle Chips,’ which on my unfortunate day apparently meant regular old ridged potato chips. Doesn’t matter; had chips.

Fuck me running, this was delicious. It was one of my favorite sandwiches of all-time. Don’t worry, I’m also offended by the thought that a truck-made ding-dang cheese sandwich ranks so high in my estimation. I’m probably more offended than you are! The Super Turk comes on sourdough bread with American and monterey jack cheeses, smoked turkey, applewood bacon, roasted tomatoes, sauteed arugula and dijon mustard. So now I know their secret. Luckily for them I’m too lazy to buy that shit and recreate this sandwich myself. Plus, even if I tried, I’d almost certainly fail.

I won’t pretend to be some pretentious food reviewer and throw around terms like mouthfeel, depth-of-flavor, flavor profile or any of that other bullshit. I’ll just say that this fucking sandwich raped my fucking face off and I loved every second of it and I am now a strong, vocal proponent of facerape.

I’d also like to thank Ms. Cheesy for introducing my uncouth self to arugula. Apparently I love that shit.

The Cheesy Banker Food Truck

14 Mar

Rating: 1 Run to the Shitter

I’m rating The Cheesy Banker a 1 Run to the Shitter because, first of all, these ratings are meaningless so who cares. Second of all, 10 minutes after eating the food I destroyed the company restroom in the most unholy of ways. Mind you, I’m not blaming them or their food. It probably has more to do with my diet, which has for some time been largely comprised of whiskey and pizza. Going from that to cheesed-up truck meat and Diet Coke has cleared me out. This was a good thing in any case because I’ve been constipated recently, for the first time in my life. Again, eating real food and eschewing alcohol are not things my innards are accustomed to.

If you are still reading after that barrage of too-much-information, I salute you. Not really – I think you’re a sicko. Be that as it may, I assume you came here for a review of this funny looking truck and the food it offers. They have a menu, but I think they always have off-menu stuff, too. I opted to go with the Cheeseburger Combo, which consists of a cheeseburger (no kidding), fries and a 12oz drink (they’re kept in the cooler shown above). The burger allegedly comes with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sauteed onion and, most importantly, bacon. This combo costs $7.50 which is $1.50 more than the burger by itself. They have a picture of it on their facebook here. Mine is pictured below.

That’s half of the burger. I ate the other half. This half is sitting in my desk drawer mocking me. First thing is that mine’s more cooked than theirs.  I don’t really care, I didn’t specify a temperature (if he asked, I would have said medium but I like all temperatures). Also, I’m missing the lettuce. I personally like lettuce on my burger so this was a bit of a bummer. I’ll live, though. You might notice the bits of green in there. It was spinach (picture). One of their daily specials consisted of (among other things), “Spinach sautéed with garlic and onions.” I guess some got onto my burger. Personally I like spinach so it was cool but a lot of people hate spinach.

I liked this spinach burger. I liked the sauteed onions a lot. The tomato was good, the bacon was great. The burger had a nice char on it but it wasn’t very big and perhaps a bit overdone. The cheese was somewhere in there, I guess.

The fries were a bit of a bummer, to me. To some, these crinkle-cut frozen fries are the fucking bees knees. Personally, I don’t get the appeal. I think they’re the same ones in use by Poor Piggy’s, another local food truck (the first, to the best of my knowledge). I recommend Poor Piggy’s, by the way.

I’ll definitely go back to The Cheesy Banker if they are near my office again (note to food trucks: go near Shipyard/Carolina Beach Rd and I will give you moneys). But I don’t think I’ll get the burger or fries. If I want a burger and fries, I’ll go to PT’s Grille. Everything there rules, especially the fries. And they have cheap beer. And, even though I only go a handful of times a year, those wacky motherfuckers always recognize me. I guess they don’t often get people coming in there on their lunch break to chug 8 pints of Yuengling.

Another note to food trucks: put Sriracha on everything. Or offer/sell Sriracha in packet form. Pretty please.