Friday, November 2, 2012

Love at First Bite: New Truck and New Tastes

It was Food Truck Friday at Manchester Center Farmer's Market today. It was also the innaugural appearance of the Benaddiction Food Truck, and what an impression it made on this blogger. Not often that I'm rendered nearly speechless, but this was one of those times. First off, the man, James Caples himself, was out front, greeting and taking orders, and we got to see what a motivated, entrepreneureal go-getter this young man is. I sincerely think he's going to be the one to really ignite the food truck scene in this town.

But on to reason for being...the food.. oh man.. are you KIDDING ME? I am like a schoolgirl with a new crush.. I shared a "Joker", salmon, avocado, perfectly runny egg, Hollandaise and bacon, on a toasted English muffin. That salmon, wow..perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned. Great bacon, lovely avocado..every ingredient tasty and just right. I would advise LOTS of napkins for this one though.. it's a messy sandwich!

Another delight was the smoked chorizo chowder. There is SO much going on here and the aroma alone will make you drool. Manageable chunks of chorizo and veggies in a roasted red pepper scented broth. It was the perfect thing on a foggy Fresno day.

My husband got the Santa Monica, a monster breakfast sausage dipped in some wicked cross between funnel cake and pancake batter, and deep fried. On a stick. Served with syrup this is better than any other breakfast-on-the-go option you've ever experienced.

We were also fortunate to get to try his "Tribute" french toast chunks rolled in cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I believe), and deep fried. Much thanks for that langiappe! Those were toasty, sweet bits of breakfast decadence!
Benaddiction Mobile Food Truck on Urbanspoon

Frankly, after all that, I was kinda done...but..hubs was ready for pie and who was I to turn down one of Summertime's finest strawberry cream cheese? (I shared it at least as not to be a total pig). Hubs had the blackberry, which reminded me of the very first pie I ever had as a child..ah nostalgia!

Stopped by the Tako bbq truck to say hi, grab a soda, and enquire about the success of their first foray into CartHop. I was given a surprise tasting of a potential new item, kind of like a California roll with spam! Um YES PLEASE! Spam and rice and marinated veggies oh my! Spamifornia here I come!

It was with a full tummy, a happy heart, and a coupla bags of fruit from the fine produce vendors that we drove home. Another successful Food Truck Friday!

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