Last Friday, Celebration, FL hosted its second Food Truck Friday. More trucks were added for this outing, and there was no shortage of people in attendance. The usual suspects had their long lines early, and we were excited to try food from a couple of trucks we didn’t get to experience at the first Food Truck Friday.
After walking by all the trucks and reading their menus, Matt and I decided from where we would be ordering. Matt saw two items he wanted to try from Big Wheel Provisions. For his main course, he ordered their Marinated Roasted Tri-Tip Steak Sandwich. The sandwich is topped with slow roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, grilled local leek, and local lettuces. For $11, Matt was impressed by the size of the sandwich. While a fair amount of greens were piled on top (he had to remove some), there were plenty of veggies underneath adorns thick slices of tri-tip.
He tried to pick the sandwich up to eat with his hands, but this was going to prove too tricky, even with hearty Ciabatta holding up well to the filling. He decided to remove the top bun and use a knife and fork to eat the sandwich open-faced. I tried some of the steak and it was very tender, but it reminded me too much of pot roast, of which I am not a big fan. Matt, on the other hand, loves the stuff, so he was pretty much in heaven while eating.
He also ordered a side of the Crispy 4-Cheese Grit Cakes for $5. At first glance, they look almost like deep-fried corn bread, but they were nothing like that. The crust had a nice crunch that gave way to a creamy, cheesy grit filling. While we both thought they were fantastic as they came, we both thought that some bacon would be a nice addition (a la the Tillamook Cheddar Cheese Grits from The Wave). We could only get through one each, so we offered what remained to an ironing board mate (yes, some ironing boards had been set up as impromptu tables!). She took a bit and enjoyed them too. Needless to say, we’d order these again.
I decided to order from The Flattery. I was torn between a couple flatbreads to try, but I ultimately chose Her Name Was Chorizo. This flatbread was topped with apple-coffee BBQ sauce, a blend of Angus ground beef and chorizo sausage, gorgonzola, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and a gorgonzola/bacon vinaigrette.
The flatbread came loaded with toppings, and had a crust that really stood up to them. The beef flavor was a bit more prominent than the chorizo, but there was some heat, tangy gorgonzola, and pieces of bacon that were thick cut and delicious. Matt liked my flatbread every bit as much as his sandwich. We both can’t wait to try another of their creations! The Flattery also offers flatbreads to go, where they will assemble the dish and pack it up for you to take home and put into your oven. Perfect for movie night!
The next Food Truck Friday in Celebration is scheduled for October 12. If you’re in the area, stop by and order some of the fantastic eats from these local vendors. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the Food Truck gatherings in your area (Orlando’s Food Trucks is an excellent source for Central Florida).
If you’ve been able to try Big Wheel Provisions or The Flattery, let us know what you ordered and your thoughts!