Food trucks have been on the rise throughout the country for the last few years, and here in New Orleans we have some great ones–despite some ridiculous regulations that have limited local growth. Gone are the roach coaches of yesteryear; today’s trucks offer up a variety of high-quality, delicious foods that are easy to eat on the go.
This year, our very own Tales of the Cocktail teamed up with the local vendors for a great event, Street Food and Go Cups. Gathering in Lafayette Square, the event paired some of the city’s best food trucks with some heavy-hitters in the cocktail world to serve up some tasty treats and celebrate our uniquely New Orleans tradition of cocktails to go.
Eight food trucks were featured, and while we did not sample them all, those that we did were delicious. Having eaten tacos from Taceaux Loceaux in the past and knowing how lip smacking good they are, I figured we would start with their brisket tacos–actually I thought we would start with their pork belly, but evidently it sold out in record time. The brisket, however was smoky and juicy and really good.
Next up was the porchetta sandwich from Foodie Call. I mean how could I pass up bacon wrapped pork loin with a fig jam on ciabatta. It more than lived up to my expectations. I would have eaten a second if I was not trying to hit as many trucks as I could. Our third stop was La Cocinita or “Little Kitchen” that serves up fine Latin American grub. We ordered the arepas with chicken and roasted jalapeno salsa…wow. I love arepas, and these were awesome (sing “awesome” when you read it).