SactoMoFo. Taking place this weekend in Midtown's Fremont Park, Sacramento's first mobile food festival is expected to attract thousands of gourmet food truck enthusiasts and folks who are curious about what exactly a "gourmet food truck" is.
Though many of the vendors will be coming in from the Bay Area, Sacramento's own food scene will be represented by food carts from popular brick & mortar establishments like Chando's Tacos and established trucks like Tacos La Piedad, who operate just outside the city limits in order to avoid the stifling city ordinances currently in place.
But there are a couple of new kids roaming around these Sac city blocks. Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen & Mini Burger, are getting around the whole 30-minutes-in-one-spot rule by using social media. They tweet which area they're headed to so that followers can be on the lookout, and tweet again to let folks know their exact location. And so far it seems to be working. Business is going well for both, although some customers do end up getting turned away because the serving time frame is so small.
SactoMoFo Tweet Up. Since I didn't have the opportunity to try too much from Mini Burger that evening (something I am SO making up for this weekend because I have the feeling EVERYTHING is going to be as amazing as that Ninja I tried), this post will focus on Drewski's and all the rich, decadent food he serves off that hard-to-miss truck.
The first item I tried off of this tangerine truck with its hot rod flames and animated version of owner/chef Andrew Blaskovich, was the granddaddy of all the sandwiches he serves: The Hemi. The kind of sandwich that's so rich it almost requires a side of Lipitor to go along with it, this guy comes with Carolina pulled BBQ pork, 4-cheese mac & cheese, caramelized onions and melted cheddar, all piled onto brioche bread and grilled to perfection. O.M.G.
I was convinced to give his tater tots a try, which wasn't hard to do once they explained these little potato snacks were tossed in olive oil & rosemary. The tots were hot & crispy, but to me they were a bit light on the rosemary. Drew explained that some people found the rosemary leaves a little off-putting, so he & his crew are trying new ways to get enough of that rosemary flavor on there without using whole leaves.
That is, until Drew asked if I wanted to try some creme brulee. How this man knew about one of my many dessert weaknesses, I will never know, but I quickly asked for a to-go container so that I could take all of this yummy goodness - including my creme brulee - home.
All in all, I really liked Drewski's. It's not health food and doesn't try to be; it's rich, decadent handheld comfort food that fills you up without emptying your pocket. And that's the best part about Drewski's, besides Drew himself: the value. Most sandwiches are $7.50, but their sizes & portions are so huge that I can almost guarantee you'll be taking half your meal home with you. Two meals for under $4 each? Poor Girl approves!