Food Trucks Featured on the Food Network
With an increasing number of renowned restaurant chefs discovering the fun and flexibility of food trucks, it’s no wonder that these mobile showcases of culinary creativity represent a booming niche in the catering market.
Food truck cuisine has even found its place among the favorable reviews of esteemed publications and is lauded on various Food Network shows. The following handful of food trucks can claim to be “as seen on TV!”
Los Angeles-based Kogi BBQ is known for its budget-friendly Korean BBQ tacos. Its signature short rib taco topped with chili-soy vinaigrette slaw was celebrated on the “Snack Attack” episode of Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Rounding out the menu are burritos, quesadillas, dogs and sliders, plus a few desserts, including the unique sriracha bar. Kogi BBQ has grown from one truck into a convoy of five, plus two sit-down restaurants.
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
The elk-jalapeno-cheddar dog at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs in Denver, Colorado, was featured on the “Street Food” episode of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” but it’s not the only unusual item on the menu. Jim also offers dogs made from buffalo, wild boar, rattlesnake, pheasant and the elusive jack-a-lope. There’s an all-beef dog for the unadventurous and herb-filled and spicy versions of a vegan dog. Available toppings are equally awesome, including cola-soaked caramelized onions and harissa-roasted cactus.
Guerrilla Street Food
Guerrilla Street Food in St. Louis, Missouri, was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” but it’s none of those titular venues; it’s a gourmet food truck specializing in Filipino street food. Guy Fieri devoured its pancit (pan-fried noodles) and blue crab ceviche, a feast of freshness spiked with chilies, black sesame and papaya pickle served over sliced watermelon. Other favorites include pork adobo and sisig, a pig’s head braised for 15 hours.
At Cool Haus, an ice cream sandwich truck showcased on “Eat St.,” customers delight in seasonally changing combinations of cookies and ice creams. Sweet classics like snickerdoodle and oatmeal-raisin cookies are joined by such sophisticated flavors as salted caramel macarons and avocado sea-salt ice cream. Inventions like fried chicken and waffles ice cream are a celebration of savory-meets-sweet. Cool Haus started in Southern California, and now has a fleet of 10 trucks and carts in Cali, NYC and Dallas, plus two storefronts.
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