Capping this week off with a fabulous food truck experience, Dan and I visited the Division St. food trucks this past Friday eve. Never disappointed by their bounty, we were on the prowl for fresh wood fired pizza we noticed last time we were there.
Pyro Pizza - Taking note of their fresh wood fired pizza oven and the beautiful, crusty pies they turn out, Dan and I had our eye on the prize. It's great to see that the pizza is made to order, of course, so it takes a few minutes to cook but it's all worth it. There's plenty of other things to get at nearby food carts that you can snack on in the meantime, which is what we did.
Fennel Sausage - Dan got us a fennel sausage pie to share and it more than delivered both on appearance and taste. Boasting a beautiful blistery crust and thoughtfully composed toppings of homemade tomato sauce, spicy local fennel sausage and thin slivers of red onion, the flavors in this pizza shone bright. We loved how light and airy it was, the dough bejeweled with air bubbles that made it fluffy like a cloud, allowing us to eat lots of it. In terms of portion size, it was perfect--filling us up but saving room for dessert at the same time.
The Dog House - Specializing in hot dogs, sliders and tater tots, The Dog House will tickle your comfort food bone and then some. The tater tot offering is simply amazing, as besides the classics, you can top your tots with virtually anything from a fried egg to avocado. Their creations offer up a new take on an old favorite, which is enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Sweet Potato Tater Tots - Getting a side of sweet potato tater tots was a good idea, especially since they were homemade and double fried. I loved the size of these things, as they offered up the perfect little bite and were highly poppable. Biting into one revealed a bright orange middle, showing off some hand grated deliciousness.
Service and Cost:
As I already mentioned, both foods I just described were made to order and therefore entailed a bit of wait time, but it was all worth it. It behooves you to stay close to both carts, as they shout people's names out when the food is ready, so you want to make sure you don't miss it.
Costs are affordable for both things and you can walk out of there full for under $20!
Pyro Pizza & Dog House PDX - SE 28th Avenue and Division Street, Portland OR 97202