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.
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.
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