|it was like an oasis!|
The greens were plentiful and crisp (albeit a little wilted after the walk back to work in the nearly 100-degree heat!), there were delicate slices of fennel, red onion and carrot, covered with a small handful of thin, grilled asparagus stalks, and a bit of goat cheese. All of that tossed with a citrus herb vinaigrette SWOON! First, the asparagus! I've always loved asparagus. It's a snappy, tasty vegetable that goes well with just about anything. But I'd never had it grilled...until today. Wow do those char marks really make a difference. The subtle smokiness added a great depth of flavor to this summery salad. And seriously, there is never anything wrong with a little bit of goat cheese. All of this tastiness right from a truck and for only $7. I'm so happy that this summer I'll be able to enjoy a delicious lunch option whenever I "forget" to bring one from home!
Leigh ordered the grilled portobello mushroom sandwich. A meaty portobello mushroom cap on a crunchy roll, served with a side of ginger slaw and potato chips.
I tried a small bite of the sandwich. Normally I shy away from portobello sandwiches...I prefer the smaller cremini mushrooms...but this was pretty damn good. Melty mozzarella cheese on top, a grilled roll, caramelized onions, crisp lettuces and carrots, and a mushroom cap that was substantial but not overwhelming. Plus, it was slathered with a spicy dijon mustard that tasted pretty good! I guess toward the middle of the sandwich, the mustard was a bit much, but overall, super good sandwich. And the ginger slaw was dynamite. Yum yum yum. Yum.
It's easy to find the schedules and menus of food trucks in St. Paul and in Minneapolis. A lot post on Facebook and Twitter and you can get their info here. You can also just google search "food trucks twin cities" and get tons of reviews, information, and links. Or if you understand how to use Twitter (I don't) you can apparently search for #foodtruckcourt on Twitter and get schedules/menus of all the food trucks in St. Paul. In short, I welcome these food trucks and their tasty, mobile delicacies. They have saved me from a summer of mediocre lunches and given me ample treats to check out...you know, for my blog...!