My husband & I have been trying to find things to do together on the weekends so we are not just sitting around the house watching tv, earlier today on Facebook I saw an event notice for the Evans Towne Center Craft Beer & Food Festival. Music, food, & beer, that’s an afternoon worthy combination.
But I was most excited that I was finally going to be able to try Brown Bag Food Truck, which is have been web/FB stalking a few weeks wondering where they would be in when so i could try it. I am not an overly trendy person & I get kind of annoyed by super, trendy trends with no meaning (like owls or mustaches….I mean really not since Magnum PI has a mustache been cool & to this day Tom Selick is the only man who can pull one off…anyway, I digress) but I am ALL about food trends & the food truck trend is one I have wanted to jump on board with for a while now, so I was pumped when I found out about the Brown Bag.
The line was pretty long & I must admit the wait was a little ridiculous due to the line moving at a glacial pace, but the food smelled so good. On the menu was Beef Sliders, Pork Sliders, Chicken or Pork empanadas, all accompanied by homemade potato chips. We got Pork Sliders & Pork empanadas. The Sliders were pretty good, 2 juicy & tender pork on soft bakery style rolls. A homemade BBQ sauce or a vinegar based sauce would send them over the moon. I would easily eat a full-sized Pork sandwich from them.
The empanadas I was really excited about & looked great. It had a really good outer crust & was the perfect level of crispy. The inside was a little on the disappointing side. It was to doughy for my taste & the filling seemed to lack salt & pepper. My second one was better except that it was cool in the middle, so the consistency of the empanadas needs to be worked out.
The chips were a pleasant surprise. Most homemade chips I have tried are cut too thick & in turn a really overcooked, flat french fry. But these were perfect, crispy & a good amount of salt.
My first experience was a little disappointing, but I do have to give Brown Bag credit for pumping out pretty decent food at their frist event, with probably over 1000 people. I will definitely give it a go around again or maybe 2. Maybe even this Thursday from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Gerald Jones Honda on Washington Road. Who knows what will be on the menu that time.