I’m entering some uncharted territory here – it’s so hipster it hurts- Food Truck Reviews.
But listen, before you dismiss this mention of food on wheels, let me explain. I came across this convenient dining offering when I was attending a goodbye outing for my friend Megan who is moving to Delaware. Can we have a moment of silence for the Jacksonville about to be departed to up North?
On this bitter-sweet occasion, we were enjoying some beverages and rehashing memories at Aardwolf – some know it as a brewery, I know it as the backdrop for game night. While the brewery has a nice little list of beers that make right there, they do not serve food.
Some Taco Talk
Parked right outside Aardwolf sat a truck with a little of taco delights. Now I started by asking a rather embarrassing and totally revealing of my lack of authenticity question – do you have ground beef. OK, I but I love spicy ground beef tacos, so I figured I’d start there. Alas, I had to opt for steak instead. The girl who worked in the truck said this would be better.
My friend Philippe was enthusiastically helped me navigate the menu and choose the steak tacos. He even translated my ground beef question. My friend Megan had tried the shrimp tacos and said they were good. Her husband tried the Ramen Burrito and liked it. I was starving and ready for any of it.
In lickety split time – especially for a food truck with all of its fancy made to order items – I got my food. I grabbed a ramekin of siracha and one of the verde salsa, thinking it never hurts to have a little extra spice on hand.
These sauces were completely unnecessary. Between splash of avocado from the (not nearly enough, especially for how delicious it was) guacamole and the fresh jalapenos, there was plenty of spice and even more flavor. The steak tasted amazing.
The Alma Taco Truck Takeaways
I learned a few things from this little adventure:
- Hunger is nature’s greatest spice.
- Second to that is the talent of chefs – and in this case the Alma chefs proved that they know how to handle flavor.
- Food trucks aren’t all overpriced-seatingless-overhyped-overspecialty-itemed vehicles. Some have tasty, perfectly priced treats.
- If you’re ordering 2 zesty tacos from Alma don’t share with your roomie or get 2 orders. It’s too delicious to just have one!