Monday, March 12, 2012

Little Vessel Grille: There Is Artistry In That Truck!

When I posted about trucks rolling out in February, I talked about a new truck called Little Vessel Grille and said that I knew very little about the truck. Since then, they have made some occasional postings and their followers frequently were sending me pictures of their food, but I still really did not have a feel for what this truck was about.

I finally made my way over to an event where they were operating and I found a surprising treat!  This truck has menu items called things like "Barque at the Moon" and "Fire In The Hole" which in and of themselves don't tell you much but thankfully the menu describes the items and Mary, one of the friendliest truck employees I have run across was very helpful in describing each item.

I opted for two items that were noted as being the most popular.

First up, the Samari Sizzlers: fried avocados, grilled chicken and blood oranges, drizzled with sweet and sour sauce, on a skewer, sitting a top of bed of fries. My first thought was "what's up with the fries?" and then I tasted one, or twenty. These fries are unbelievable good; shoestring cut potatoes, coated with herb and garlic and cooked to perfection!  I still don't really understand how the fries go with the Asian inspired meal, they are so good that I am not even going to question it... The fried avocado was crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, I could have made a meal on just the avocados. Luckily, I didn't have to do that, the grilled chicken was falling off the skewer and had a wonderful, sweet/sour fresh off the grill flavor and the blood oranges added a sweetness that meshed amazingly with the chicken and avocado.

Next I tried the "Blowin' Steam": chicken thigh meat, wrapped in bacon and served in a risotto filled Parmesan cone.  The chicken was cooked to perfection and the rich flavoring held its own with the slightly sweet bacon wrapped around each chicken cube, which seemed to have been cooked with a sweet glaze and sesame seeds. The Parmesan cone was light and crispy and filled with a creamy risotto.  I don't normally like risotto, finding it bland but with this, I broke the cone in to pieces and used it to dip in to the risotto. The combination was fabulous!  Blowin' Steam is  also served atop the previously mentioned fries and also with a side of Asian slaw.

It is these kinds of unique menu items that set food trucks apart. These items are why I wanted to blog about food trucks!  My only complaint about this truck is its  uninspiring appearance. The white exterior with decals does nothing to grab my attention and draw me in. There is some artistry taking place inside the truck, I wish you could see it from the outside, I want this truck to grab everyone who sees it.

You can follow Little Vessel Grille on Facebook and Twitter. Do yourselves a favor and track them down, I personally think they are one of the best trucks we have on the streets of Dallas.

1 comment :

  1. I love this truck. A mouthful of flavor. So unexpected and fresh for lunch, that I'm addicted. It seems it's the type of perfect picnic food
    if you were imagining having one. The chef is a dish as well! Now where did that truck go?


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