Ruby and I just returned from an outing to where-the-hell-is-Terry-Street-anyways? to taste what Skillet Street Food was dishing today. I was expecting a long line, but when we got to the shiny, dented Airstream trailor around 12:30 there were just a handful of people--office workers, construction guys, people with babies (me)--milling about, playing bag toss to kill time while their food was cooked.
The menu changes every week or so; the three main lunch dishes on offer today were an almond-crusted chicken sammie with apple-fennel slaw, a burger with bacon jam, blue cheese and arugula, and a chopped salad with tiny bits of peppers, cucumbers, garbonzos and salami. They also had their "poutine," gravy-smothered fries with chopped up bits of white cheddar and fresh parsley.
We ordered three out of four: the burger, the salad and a side of the poutine (with the burger). The burger was rad: loosely bound, nice and tender and just a bit pink. Not sure what's in the jam (probably onions and bacon and fat) but it was great. I would order that burger again in a heartbeat. Didn't love the poutine, but I don't love fries in a puddle of anything but ketchup. And it seemed like the gravy needed something. The chopped salad was fine, but nothing spectacular. I like the one at Pagliacci's just as much. This was good but not worth ordering again.
Dangit, we should've had that chicken sandwich. I watched that thing walk away with lots of folks and regretted not ordering it. The slaw looked awesome.
What impressed me most was the gracious, friendly welcome that we recieved. Josh (Henderson), the cooking half of the operation, stuck his head out to say hello, but Danny (Sizemore)--the guy taking orders--was a delight to chat with while we waited. Or maybe that "delight" was a result of his irresistable "hay shugar" Kentucky accent. Either way, I'll be back.
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