In Which We Finally Try the Food From Feed Your Hole
When Feed Your Hole launched in January, they got an ear full from Midtown Lunch’ers in our comments. People had a problem with the name. And the logo. The random use of red words on the menu. The use of the Philly-style word “wit.” And, of course, there were accusations of shilling. Feed Your Hole’s Sean Sullivan got involved, stood up for their food and offered the haters free lunch (no word if anyone took him up on it). Clocking in at 133(!!) comments in just four days, it was intense.
After a recent mention in the forums, I figured it might be time to check back in with the truck and see what the food’s all about.
You might remember from the original post that the truck’s basic offerings are hot dogs and burgers. I ordered a medium rare Asian Sensation — a grass fed beef burger with fresh spring salad, tomato and Asian toasted sesame dressing — for $8.00. It boiled down to a burger with some Asian salad on top, but it tasted very good, although unevenly cooked. The sesame dressing added a complimentary sweetness to the burger meat’s savory flavor.
I understand that the quality of the ingredients is supposed to be very good, but since the burger is comparable in size to Shake Shack, and smaller than BV’s Burger, the price might be difficult to justify, especially if you’re adding fries.
Hand cut french fries are going to cost you an extra $3.00 (at least) for a small-size deli container, putting you over the ML limit if you opt for a burger (you should be OK if you go with dogs). But, then again, they were very good, and I can’t help but recommend the splurge.
I’d love to hear if anyone has tried Feed Your Hole’s hot dogs, since I haven’t yet. The truck has been popping up on 46th street lately, but as always you should check their Twitter account or the ML Twitter Tracker before heading out.