Food trucks have swept the nation by storm. You can’t really go anywhere in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, or L.A. without passing a truck, a cart or a stand selling food, often times gourmet food. Personally, I think this is a great thing. Being able to get a quick lunch, dinner or midnight snack comprised of waffles, tacos, pommes frites, or a cupcake is truly a revolution in the food industry. I’m sure there are people out there that hate these trucks and can’t wait for the fad to end. To those people I say, too freakin’ bad.
Working at home has its benefits, including the ability to cook myself lunch. Usually its nothing complicated, but it is nice to have that option. Because I don’t live in midtown Manhattan, I don’t have as much access to the lunch food truck locations, as they pick more central locations. This all changed with the Wafels and Dinges started coming up by Columbia University on Mondays. Yesterday I made to the truck and after a short wait, sunk my fork into the crispy, toasty, savory waffle, topped with pulled pork, spicy sauce with a side of coleslaw and a koolickle. The combination was magical. Normally I don’t think of waffles as something you’d get as savory except chicken and waffles.
Most of the others in line at the truck were getting sweet waffles, which I will have to try on a Monday in the future, but the savory waffle did the trick. It was large enough that I was full until dinner, yet not too much food that I had to wobble the 11 blocks home. Overall, the Wafels and Dinges gets my star of approval, two thumbs up, or whatever rating says I would go back again and again.