Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday and Friday Nights - Food Trucks in Tallahassee

Here's a write up in the Tallahassee Democrat about the Thursday and Friday night food truck events

Inaugural Mid-Town Getdown tonight at Cuzzy's restaurant

It's a food truck double helping.  Now, you can enjoy a variety of Tallahassee's mobile dining specialities on Thursdays and Fridays, too.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Cravings Truck

I wanted to love the Cravings Truck, I really, really, really did.  Their menu is creative and fun, the prices are reasonable, their website is well designed, their marketing is amazing, I could go on and on.  So maybe that's why my expectations were so high and with the simplicity of the menu, never thought I could have been disappointed.

We ordered the waffle of the day -- red velvet with the pecan topping -- and The Skinny Boy.  The Skinny Boy is "Fresh cut french fries with a slim beef sausage link top with onions and green peppers" but when I ordered I was asked if I wanted fries.  Hmmmmm, it comes with fries?  They were out of the regular fries so I got the sweet potato fries as a substitute.  When I got my order, the sausage wasn't topped with the onions or peppers.  So I went back for them and that is when my ultimate disappointment set in.  I ordered a sausage and was expecting nice grilled onions and pepper, the kind that I thought were synonymous with a good sausage.  Instead, I got some lightly cooked, randomly sprinkled diced onions and green peppers that maybe I'd expect as an afterthought on a hot dog.

The beef sausage was a little fatty for my taste.  The green peppers and onions were, well, eh.  But the sweet potato fries were delicious!  Nice and moist on the side and crisp on the outside.  Now that brings me to the waffle.  The waffle which we opened immediately was not crisp, at all.  It had already become soggy (assuming at one point it had been crispy) as soon as we got it, for that brief moment in the to go container from the truck to our hands.  The flavor was nice, the topping was dessert perfect sweet.

We'd love to hear from you and your experiences with the Cravings Truck.  We wanted to love the Cravings Truck and to want go back, and maybe with some help we will.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Who? What? When? Where?

Here's the start of the map of the food trucks around Tallahassee.  Please email any that we can add.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Big D's Rib Shack BBQ

All I can say is WOW.  I was stopped at the intersection of Tennessee and Ocala when a bunch of smoke coming from a smoker set up next to a tent and a bright yellow truck in the Gas Mart parking lot caught my eye.  This totally unexpected stop turned into the redefining of the term one stop shopping for sure.

Big D's has been here for going on 2 weeks and I don't know how long he'll be here but you definitely don't want to miss him.  I had the Ribs & Chicken, with 2 sides (potato salad and baked beans).    The ribs are some serious home cooking, nicely smoked and moist and meaty.  My favorite -- the crispy edges and the small bits at the bottom of the plate -- were full of intense flavor.  They reminded of my Aunt Diane's delicious ribs except for one thing -- my Aunt Diane doesn't have the Big D's homemade BBQ sauce.  Its sweet honey taste is delicious, rich and light (taste wise -- not sure about calorie wise!).  The ribs were great and the chicken was good too.  I've never quite tasted chicken like this -- it has a nice coating of BBQ sauce and melts in your mouth.  There's enough extra BBQ sauce at the bottom to dip the meat in for the extra flavor.

The sides may look rather run of the mill -- but au contraire.  The potato salad's light yellow dressing has diced pieces of celery, onion and pimento that give a nice burst of flavor.  And the baked beans are little beans with a big flavor.  Though the baked beans have a honey sweetness to them as well, the subtleties of the recipe give them quite a different taste from the BBQ sauce.

Big D's doesn't sell drinks so you can pop in to the gas station for that.  And while you're at it fill up too. And you've now just accomplished some really productive one stop shopping.  And you'll probably be craving some more Big D's when the gas tank is getting low again, that's just my guess.

Big D's Rib Shack BBQ
Mobile unit on wheels
SE corner of W. Tennessee St. and N. Ocala Rd.

They also have a stationary location on W. Tennessee Street, across from the Hyundai Dealership and next to the Zewti Tu gas station.

Big D', Pit Master (850) 322-1507
Wade, Manager (850) 320 - 4779

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Onward and upward!

Tomorrow we'll be on the road looking for the next delicious stop.  If you have any  ideas of where to go next please let us know.  We take all suggestions into consideration and add them to our list.  Here's to some good luck for a great food find tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mr. B's Real Grill Bar-B-Que (E Orange Ave b/t S Monroe St and S Meridian St)

After hearing about the great BBQ that can be found near Adams, I finally had the pleasure of getting to try some.  I was on my way down Orange headed to the Post Office, when food trucks started to appear and I knew right then that I had to finally stop and give it a try.  The one that caught my eye was set off the road right and shares a parking lot with a barber shop.  And though this might sound cliche -- it has changed my life -- or at least my life in Tallahassee.  My first food truck experience was amazing -- and it may very well be the best meal that I've had in Tallahassee.

Mr B's is the BEST!!  I got the white meat chicken dinner with baked beans and coleslaw.  I wasn't sure what to think when I opened the box and the BBQ chicken breast was slathered in BBQ sauce.  But the chicken was nice and warm and the BBQ sauce had a delicious flavor.  I am not yet a connoisseur of BBQ but I know what I like.  Once you taste the chicken, you will want to get into the bones and find ever last piece to dip into the BBQ sauce.  The sides looked small but they were certainly filling.  The coleslaw was light, the veggies were crisp and fresh.  The baked beans had a sweetness to them and were delicious.

The meal was perfectly filling and for about $8 -- worth every cent.  They have some outdoor seating which was a nice place to enjoy my meal.  The food is finger licking good, but be sure to bring your hand wipes!

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Mr. B's Real Grill Bar-B-Que
Open Thursday - Saturday 11am - 8pm
312 Orange Ave. (Near Badcocks)
(850) 625-6325
(850) 541-4474

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