Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dusty Buns and other treats...

This morning, my eldest daughter and I took a trip to Kaiser, no, we're not ill, we're FULL....of yummy treats from the Farmer's Market they have there every Wednesday morning... in particular...Dusty Buns Bistro truck...  we got there around 9 AM and the place was starting to fill up with with market goers so we got there just in time (I'd heard horror stories of lines in front of DBB).  We looked around first, not many stalls, but what was there was quality...fresh produce, OJ, nuts, honey, olives, fresh chickens and eggs, flowers, dried fruits and veggies, and Mediterranean food, as well as the DBB truck.  We already knew what we wanted so we ordered and then looked around some more.  We had a very nice chat with the gentleman from Pacific Grain & Foods, who gave us many samples of dried strawberries, freeze dried veggies as well as an item I used to only find at the coast at a tiny cider store...a sweet crunchy glazed puffed corn delight.  We bought some mixed dried veggies, a bag of dried okra, and a bag of their "Golden Churro Corn Nuggets" (YUM!)  As soon as we got back to the food truck, our order was ready.. no more than 5 minutes.

Noelle ordered the "Le Grilled Cheese" which was applewood smoked bacon, aged white cheddar, and sliced tomato,  and a salad composed of mixed greens, red flame grapes, feta and a delicious sweetish vinaigrette.  I had the "Veg Out", consisting of lemon basil ricotta, assorted grape and pear tomatoes, and romaine (seemingly dressed in the same salad dressing on Noelle's salad).  I also got their soup of the day.. a hearty broth based veggie heavy soup with lots of zucchini, tomatoes, and onions..  and what was listed as manchego cheese, kind of melted in clumps  in the soup.
Everything was very fresh..and the flavors bright... the bacon in Noelle's sandwich was the thing that smacked me right in the was so memorable...that everything else kind of faded for a moment...  the buns, toasted and homemade.. really worked with the sandwiches...just enough give, and just enough crunch...    my sandwich was very tasty , and my only complaint was the use of whole grape tomatoes instead of slices, even halves would have worked better, because I had tomatoes falling out everywhere...they are not skimpy on their portions!  My soup was tasty, but greasy.... I don't know if its a meat based broth or if it was from an overabundance of olive oil. 
Dusty Buns Bistro Bus on UrbanspoonAll in all, I can definitely recommend Dusty Buns Bistro, they have good, fresh, yummy food at reasonable prices,  20 dollars for 2 sandwiches, soup, salad, and 2 waters..    Oh, and if you haven't yet..please vote for Dusty Buns on the Food Network website so they can get on the Great Food Truck Race next season!

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