Schnitzel & Things Truck Makes Good First Impression on Midtown
Photo courtesy of Lunch’er “Matt”
It’s good to see that a little heat doesn’t stop Midtown Lunchers from coming out for the schnitzel! (Considering it was the Schnitzel & Things truck’s first visit to Midtown, you know there was going to be a crowd.) By Noon one commenter reported that the line was ten deep, at it seemed to remain that way until at least 12:45. (Although 15 minutes seems to the be longest wait time recordeed.) Reports poured in from Midtown Lunchers, and were pretty much universally good. Here’s what Lunch’er Matt had to say (who also emailed the photo above):
Since the Schnitzel Truck made their debut in Midtown today and I promised myself I’d be there day one, today was the day. My partner in crime at the office Melissa and I showed up about 10 minutes after they had opened according to their twitter. There were about 8 people already there with 4 or so in front and the rest waiting for their food. The wait was very short, for everyone so it looks like they have this cooking/serving thing down to a science. Maybe staying away from Midtown for the first few weeks was a good idea. On to the food!
I ordered the pork, with the roasted beet and feta salad, french fries, and I got an extra order of sauerkraut. The little cup holds sriracha mayo. The pork itself was really tasty. Some of the very end pieces were more batter than meat and thus became burnt and too crispy for my liking but that was only a two nibbles. The rest was all glorious meat. I tried it with the lemon, the mayo, and the kraut and it was all good. The beet salad was amazing, sweet and salty. The french fries were just OK, good but nothing special. The kraut had what appeared to be some red wine vinegar in it as well and was a little bit too sweet for me but it was still very good and I ate the entire thing so I’m not complaining. My coworker had the pork sandwich and it was absolutely amazing. I’m a little jealous. The bread was soft on the outside, toasted on the inside, and everything worked amazingly. I don’t know where they got their bread from but it was spectacular. Overall, a VERY welcome addition to Midtown!
Matt wasn’t the only one who had a good experience. Lunch’er “Brian” emailed to say it was the “best schnitzel” he’s had recently (even compared to a restaurant), and Lunch’er “teeerang” got the cod schnitzel sandwich on ciabatta and said “it was definitely worth the wait and a good value for $7″.
The truck seemed to like Midtown as well. They were sold out by 2pm, and are considering returning tomorrow! Any location requests? Put them in the comments…