Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gastrotruck again – St. Paul, MN

Another food truck Wednesday for me and my friends! Today we had a huge group! Skully, Shotty, Fanny and her two kids, Garrison, Myrna, Killa, and myself. I’m sooo glad this Wednesday thing is working out for us. It’s totally worth me saying I’m working from home every Wednesday so I can meet these folks.

I’ve been to Gastrotruck before, but today, I actually read the menu PAST where it said “pork belly”. Normally I stop right there and order. But I noticed they had a Peruvian burger on the menu. What the heck is a Peruvian burger, you ask? Are you sure you want to know? It’s an alpaca burger (raised locally for Gastrotruck) with goat cheese and olive tapenade. Sounds delicious doesn’t it?!?!? That’s why I got it. I also got a salad with local greens, cucumber, feta, beets, and a lime cilantro vinaigrette.

I didn’t tell any of the vegetarians I was dining with what I was eating, since I respect them and don’t wish to weird anyone out. However, there is something to be said for eating cute furry animals. That thing that should be said is they are tasty. If you just think of it as a gourmet burger, you’ll be fantastically pleased with this burger. It’s very tender, perfectly cooked, had a light crisp on the outside of the meat, paired well with goat cheese and salty tapenade, and not too large. I really enjoyed this. I also enjoyed the heck out of the salad I got. They really know how to make a salad more than just a salad.

I will say I’m still a beef burger fan, but I do enjoy the exotic tastes that fancy chefs are working into burger form. Elk, Bison, Camel, Goat, Sausage, Bacon, Turkey, Black Bean, and now Alpaca. I was worried it would taste like a camel burger, which I am NOT a fan of, but Alpaca is soooo much more tasty than camel, in case you were wondering.

Vicugna pacos is latin for delicious!


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