Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trusty Burgers & Bites Truck Scores Big

I love having the chance to explore a new food truck and the great part about working in downtown Manhattan is that there's tons of them nearby.  Around lunchtime, my co-workers and I sometimes walk down Varick street (aka the food truck runway) to see what's in store, and last week, my friend Lara and I did just that.  We had a hard time choosing our mobile treat of choice, but after shopping around a bit we each chose something different.  

Deciding to try the inviting Trusty Burgers & Bites truck, I was curious as to how their burgers would measure up to something like a GoBurger per se, which is what Lara got.

The Truck:

Being drawn in by its inviting blue exterior with a slightly cheesy looking picture of a stereotypical chef, clad with a toque and all, I was curious to see what this was all about.  I did some research and learned that the truck used to be called simply the Trusty Truck but they changed their name earlier this year.

Serving a mix of specialty burgers and other "bites" such as jalapeno poppers, meatballs, mac 'n cheese, etc , the dishes served at Trusty are meant to satisfy your comfort food craving.  I decided to go for the burger myself, no bites this time, and thought highly of it.

Holy Chipotle Burger - First off, I really loved this burger's name, which goes without saying.  And since I'm a big fan of spicy things, the mention of chipotle was a big draw.  Besides this obvious ingredient, the burger packed a mean punch with other sharp flavors that came from pepperjack cheese and jalapeno peppers.  The beef patty was cooked nicely, and I thought its presentation was interesting, served in a baguette roll instead of a traditional round one.  A helping of guac and chipotle mayo tied the whole thing together and provided that South of the border flavor.

Service and Cost:

The staff at Tasty Burgers & Bites was cheery, pleasant and really speedy.  The order process took just two short minutes and my burger was ready not long after - maybe 5 minutes, which was awesome for a busy food truck.

Costs are moderate at $8/burger and $2.50 - $4 for other bites.

3 Mmmms

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