Today's post is an exception because I am taking a second look at Gandolfo's. There are a couple of reasons for this:
1. The first write- up was one of the first I did and candidly, I've always hated it. It was done at a time when there were only 3-4 people reading the blog, so I was not concerned with the full view of the truck.
2. After being on the road for well over a year, Gandolfo's menu has had a nearly full overhaul, along with the roll-out of a second truck. This overall is the most significant that I have seen on a truck that didn't completely rebrand itself.
When it comes to food trucks, I personally think smaller menus are better. I recently saw that the average number of menu items on truck was eight. Gandolfo's was certainly skewing the average, significantly, with literally scores of items. With the new menu, that is no longer true. The standard favorites have stayed but generally, this is a whole new menu.
I did not try the shorty hot dogs but I expect they will become a favorite of the kids and late nighters who visit the truck. These shorties will do well at festivals and large truck events, when people want to try smaller items from multiple trucks.
There are a couple other new menu items that I didn't get to try, including the knish and new variations of full length hot dogs. But, based on the things I did try, I expect these items to be winners too. Overall, these menu changes are great and although the menu is smaller I think it will appeal to more people.
You can follow Gandolfo's Deli Dallas on Facebook and Twitter to find out where both of the trucks will be and where you can get all of these new items and many of your pastrami favorites.