Friday night, Abacoa hosted it’s first Food Truck Invasion. The streets of downtown were lined with trucks and the smell of food and exhaust was in the air. We met up with some buddies and did a lap to see what was available.
I like to try EVERYTHING but at $10+ an order, that can get pricy. Luckily, Karl and Holly were up for sharing.
Karl ordered first. Hoisin- BBQ Glazed Duck Tacos. Sounded interesting.
The tacos were really good. The duck was tender and the glazed was sweet and savory. Perfect combo.
Next up, Huck. He was eyeing Moty’s Grill. A Mediterranean truck serving Gyros and Falafels.
He ordered a lamb and steak gyro burger. It was all the flavors of a normal gyro but on a hamburger bun.
This was OK. Nothing too special.
Holly and I found two trucks across from each other and hopped in line.
I went for Lucille’s on Wheels, and she got Big Mike’s BBQ. The boys did a beer run. That was one of the mistakes of the night. The food lines took forever, but the beer lines were super quick! The lack of food with multiple beers started to catch up with me.
Karl using a 4 pack to bring everyone their beers while we were in line. Smart!!
I ordered the brisket sandwich from Lucille’s. A few people in line said it was good.
To me, it was dry, flavorless, and was served on a cold untoasted bun. Not impressed at all. After waiting 30 minutes, I expected something phenomenal or at least mediocre.
As I was talking to Holly, while we were in line, someone walked by with the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. She instantly knew what she was getting.
The Pulled Pork Parfait!!
There was a layer of baked beans, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw. All served in a 20oz cup!! Not only did it look AMAZING, it was amazing. The coleslaw was good, the pork was moist with lots of flavor, and the sauce was sweet with a little kick. Hands down the best think I’ve had all month.
The Food Truck Invasion is a monthly event, and next time we will be prepared. I’ll research the trucks before we go, so we can find the best food. And bring chairs and a cooler for hanging out on the lawn.
Holly and Karl left around 9:30PM, and I decided it was a good idea for Huck and I to do shots (It’s never a good idea by the way). HE decided Jack Daniels was the shot of the night. I told him “Fine, but you have to put up with me after.”
He followed through with his promise, and we both made it home safe. (We rode our bikes downtown.) I wasn’t happy with him on Saturday morning, though.
I’ll be back later with a recap from the Krav Maga class I went to Saturday morning, hung-over. This post is getting a little long.