Big D’s Grub Truck Grinders Are a Big Value
Anytime I’m feeling light in the wallet, I want the Big D’s Grub Truck to be in my neighborhood. Both Blondie and Andrea were impressed with the amount of food that they received in their taco orders, and last week, it was my turn to be impressed by the size of the spicy pork grinder that I received for $7.
But first, a yucca fry interlude. For $3, I was very happy with the portion of fries that I received, which also comes with your choice of a dipping sauce. I was also pleased to note that they came out screaming hot and crispy – hot enough to melt holes into the styrofoam package. However, the interior of the fry was a bit mealier than I’ve come to expect from a good yucca fry, and the fries also begged for salt. But for a cheap dose of carbs, the yucca fries are a good value. At the risk of self-defeating this report, that extra filler probably isn’t necessary if you order it alongside one of Big D’s grinders.
The ordering strategy for Big D’s seems to be this – Avoid the chicken, ask for extra spicy (as pointed out by luncher, Formz), and come hungry. I did just that, and went with a spicy pork grinder ($7), extra spicy. What I received was an impressively large sandwich, with a decent amount of spicy pork, a flourish of pickled daikon radish and pickled cucumbers, and kimchi puree, all sandwiched in a hefty, bready roll. However any meatiness or spice was buried underneath the overpowering flavors of daikon radish, and I found the sandwich to be a bit on the dry side – a squirt of spicy mayonnaise or jus for flavor and moisture could have improved the sandwich. And despite my request of ‘extra spicy’, I felt only a slight tingle of heat – perhaps I’ll need to order it ‘extra extra extra spicy’ next time?
So Big D’s Grub Truck – the gauntlet has been thrown down. When the lunchers of Midtown ask for extra spicy, we’re not kidding around. Bring the heat, don’t be gentle, and keep cranking out your tasty and outrageously sized grinders. Today they are supposed to be on 50th and 6th, but be sure to check twitter or the ML Twitter Tracker before heading out.