Food Truck Reviews: Orlando Food Truck Bazaar February 2012

4 Mar

Orlando Food Truck BazaarThe Daily City’s Orlando Food Truck Bazaar keeps growing and growing. This month’s gathering of gourmet food trucks was rumored to be the biggest one yet, and it did not disappoint. For every truck we had a chance to try, I probably added three more trucks to my “to-eat list.” Even the chilly weather–the coolest evening of the season so far–didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the feast on the go.

Below are my photos and reviews from this month’s event. Did you attend the Food Truck Bazaar? Which food trucks are your favorite?

Firehouse BBQ

We started the evening with the Pig Pen sandwich from Firehouse BBQ. The sandwich is built on Texas Toast and layered with pulled pork, coleslaw and pickles. We tried this at the bazaar a few months ago and have been craving it ever since. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty, crunchy and tender. Even ‘Lil Buddy loved it.

Firehouse BBQ Pig Pen Sandwich


Our next stop was at KBurgers. We’ve seen their truck around our neighborhood a lot lately and couldn’t wait to give them a try. We had the Rebel Burger, a hamburger topped with barbecue sauce and coleslaw. The burger had an interesting consistency; it was lighter and less dense than a typical burger, but still thick and satisfying. The bun was light and fluffy and never too heavy, like I find many other sandwich rolls to be.

K Burgers' Rebel Burger

Big Wheel Provisions

Big Wheel Provisions is another place we stopped at our last Food Truck experience, but when we read the menu, we couldn’t pass up a second stop.

We had an order of their Vanderbilt Brussels, crispy fried brussels sprouts with a sweet soy-based sauce. I am a brussels sprout fan to begin with, and these were hot and tasty and satisfying. We also had a pork belly sandwich. The pork belly was expertly prepared, and the whole sandwich was good, but next time, I think I’d prefer trying it without the spicy Buffalo sauce. The sauce, while delicious, overpowered the flavor of the pork belly. Still delicious though, and we always love the creativity and excitement Big Wheel brings to their ever-changing menu.

Vanderbilt Brussels and Pork Belly Sandwich

Cafe Rouge Express

The cold weather put us in the mood for comfort food and Cafe Rouge Express did not disappoint. We shared an order of bangers and mash with Yorkshire pudding, and it was comfort food heaven.

Cafe Rouge Express

Bangers & Mash

There was so much more we would have liked to try, but after all that, our bellies were to full to eat any more, so we decided to call it a night. Thanks again to the Daily City and the dozens of food truck participants who made it a great night out for the whole family.


2 Responses to “Food Truck Reviews: Orlando Food Truck Bazaar February 2012”

  1. Marilyn of Forkful March 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Bangers and mash with Yorkshire pudding? My boyfriend would instantly be drawn to Cafe Rouge. Whenever I make a roast beef, chicken, or anything at home, he loves to have a Yorkshire pudding made from the drippings. Thank you for the food truck tip! πŸ™‚

    • dixiejulep March 14, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      You’re welcome! Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little comfort food on the go. πŸ™‚

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