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[26 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

I love a banh mi and have long lamented Durham’s lack of the flavor-packed, usually affordable sandwich. Motorco’s Parts & Labor has a gentrified, pate-topped version on their menu that’s good and Banh’s offers one but only on Saturdays, but I long for a readily available classic version served alongside a bubble tea. When rumors of Bang Bang Banh Mi food truck started circulating I had high hopes. Bang Bang Banh Mi is specializing in Vietnamese street food but done all gluten-free with lots of …

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[11 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]


It’s time for the second block party of the year in Old North Durham.  Will & Pop’s will be there.  So will Capt. Poncho’s, among others.  Though of particular interest is the presence of (former) Old North Durham resident, Pork in the Road.  It’s a great opportunity to taste some goodies from a food-truck-in-the-making.

Since I took a shine to Pork in the Road when it was campaigning for crowd-sourced funds, I contacted Mr. Thompson to catch up on his progress.  He has plans drawn up …

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[4 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

On May 26 (Sorry, I’m a little slow on the upload) the Pinhook hosted the first Kickstarter party for the Pork in the Road foodtruck. Considering the hype out there one the project, turnout seemed a little depressed from Memorial Day outings.  But the food samples were on that familiar upper, crack-cocaine. Christian Thompson and his crew conjured up the following tasty bits:

[caption id="attachment_23491" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Clockwise from upper left: pork on polenta, boudin ball, toast with bacon jam, pulled pork with apple-fennel slaw."][/caption]

The boudin …

Mobile, Restaurants »

[6 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

The folks from Foster’s Market have entered the world of mobile eats with their latest venture – Foster’s on the Fly. Like Foster’s Market, a Durham staple for over two decades, the truck is serving up grub that features locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The idea behind the truck is that Foster’s will be able to take their food into new markets (Greensboro and beyond), but they have shown up around Durham this past month quite often.

Like the restaurant, the truck is offering …

Bakeries, Mobile »

[28 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Quick look at the newish mobile bakery in town, Milk & Honey. Specializing in mini cheesecakes, Milk & Honey sets up regularly in Fullsteam and the Durham Art Market. Milk & Honey eats are also available at Cocoa Cinnamon, which is where we finally broke down and gave two of her petite treats a try.

Perfectly portioned, the cheesecakes are that great combo of light and fluffy, indulgent without being overly rich. We tried Chocolate Lavendar and Lemon Blueberry. Both had a thick, crisp graham crust. In …

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[26 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Porchetta, the bright red truck with the incredible animal graphics, is undeniably one of the most attractive trucks on the streets of the Triangle. But what about their food? Unlike many of the other Triangle trucks, Porchetta is more likely be found outside of Big Boss than Fullsteam so it has taken us a while to sample their wares. A little research shows the truck is owned and operated by Nicholas Crosson and Matt Hayden, both of whom who previously worked at Raleigh’s 18 Seaboard.

Their staple menu item in their own words is …

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

A bright red mini barn perched atop a trailer, Big Mike’s BBQ gets points for originality. This eye-catching mobile BBQ joint (not sure the food truck moniker applies here) is the brain-child of Michael Markham and, though based out of Apex, makes regular stops in Durham.

The menu is pretty simple -bbq plates, sandwiches, ribs, wings, and traditional sides (macaroni, potato salad, slaw). Both the classic bbq pork sandwich ($6) and bbq plate (meat and two sides for $8) come heaped with slow-smoked, eastern-style pulled …

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[31 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

The LoMo Market started making rounds about a month ago. It’s “a team of farm luvin’ folks who want to connect customers with farm fresh foods.  If people who value high quality, local foods don’t have time to seek them out, let’s bring the food to them! We have created a new retail experience where the market is on wheels.”

In other words, the LoMo Market is for people like me who sleep in late on Saturdays and miss the Durham Farmers’ Market entirely — …

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[18 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

So I briefly covered Sympathy for the Deli in this post, but wanted to give them a full post now that they are officially on the road.

As mentioned in the previous post, Sympathy for the Deli is the brainchild of Jonathan Richelson and his truck is serving “sandwiches featuring locally-sourced, sustainable meats hand-cured, roasted and smoked in Durham.” In addition to the truck, Sympathy for the Deli also offers catering.

The care and dedication that Jonathan and his team have for the meat shines through in …

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[4 May 2012 | 18 Comments | ]

Olde North State BBQ has been regularly making appearances outside of Fullsteam for quite some time, but it has never worked out for me to give their grub a try. This changed last Saturday during the Art Walk. Olde North State BBQ was parked outside of Golden Belt and after a heated game of putt-putt (can we start a petition to keep the Art Walk/Scrap Exchange putt-putt course a permanent Durham fixture?) I decided to give them a try.

I got the classic …