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FollowFriday: @Mexicue on Twitter

October 15th, 2010

The poor image quality was due to shooting from my blackberry as I walked by right after they opened at 11:30AM. I didn't make it back to order until almost 2PM.

My love of the New York food truck is not an affair borne of the City (check out my Food Truck Reviews here).  It was actually this past February when I was out in Los Angeles that I was introduced to the Korean Barbecue Taco Trucks.  I didn’t actually hit the Kogi Taco Truck, but rather found its knockoff competitors (pretty sure it was Kimchi 21, and it was amazing) a few nights, ordering next to a homeless looking Tim Robbins on one of those nights.  Another night, I made the driver’s irony day by ordering a Trailer Trash Dog from Downtown Dog and paying with a $100 bill.

In any respect, I’ve spoken very fondly of my experience with the Schnitzel Truck.  Since visiting it for the first time, I’ve stopped back three more times for two doses of Veal Schnitz (just OK the first time, amazing the second) and a Chicken Schnitz.  One of those Veal Schnitzes was taken on an amazing Ciabatta roll, rather than in platter format.  I’ve also fallen in love with their chickpea salad and Austrian potato salad.  As they Tweeted to me, the Schnitz may not be the healthiest, but the sides are just as good and actually are healthy.

Well, I finally got around to hitting one of the other three must-try Food Trucks in Manhattan, the Mexicue BBQ Taco Truck.  Get my thoughts, after the jump.

Unlike my Schnitz experiences, I couldn’t jump the line by calling in an order, which made things a bit slower.  I waited just shy of 30 minutes to order and get my food, but boy was it worth it.  I ordered (i) a BBQ Brisket slider ($3) which was topped with a healthy dollop of three avocado slices, (ii) a Smoked Chicken slider ($3) which features some sort of hot pepper garnish and sauce which had some real kick and (iii) a classic, Koji style Short Rib taco ($4).

From left to right, the Short Rib taco, Smoked Chicken Slider and BBQ Brisket Slider.

The food was excellent in quality with a real spicy kick on the Smoked Chicken, a milder kick to the Short Rib and a rather soft finish with the BBQ Brisket.  If I had my druthers, I’d swap out the BBQ Brisket for the Pulled Pork slider (which they ran out of by the time I ordered), but all in all I was very impressed.  This was very much so evocative of the fond memories of the Kimchi 21 Trust, and this time I wasn’t hammered at 2:30 AM (5:30 AM for my New York jet lag).

I highly recommend seeking out the truck and following it on Twitter. Their basic schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Flatiron District
  • Tuesday: Bryant Park
  • Wednesday: Upper Midtown East
  • Thursday: Financial District
  • Friday: Midtown
  • Saturday: Soho / Brooklyn

Mexicue was, like the Schnitzel Trust, a finalist at this year’s Vendy Awards.  It was very well deserved.  Now, I’m quite excited to get out there and try the Rickshaw Dumpling dim sum truck and the NYC Cravings Taiwanese truck.  File under Om to the Nom Nom Nom.

  1. atv guy
    November 2nd, 2010 at 21:09 | #1

    i just wanna thank you for sharing your this info on your blog

    Sent from my iPad 4G

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