Fall Fluke and a Food Truck

Monday, October 8, 2012

I never thought I'd be thankful for cool weather. But boy howdy! This lady is loving the recent temperature drops here in San Antonio (aka Mexico). It was 55 yesterday, so every Texan busted out their winter wardobe. Us included. Can't let my amazing Oklahoma scarf collection go to waste now can I?

As much as I thought I would love the concept of constantly hot weather, I actually hate it. I miss the change of the seasons. I miss the crisp fall air and the colorful leaves. I miss bundling myself into an oblivion of longjohn layers and constantly snuggling to keep warm. My pumpkin-flavored candle just ain't cuttin' my mustard when I step outside to sunshine and 87 degrees. So praise the Lord for two days of actual October-like weather!

In an effort to get to know our city and the "happening" places, Grahm and I have been trying new restaurants out the past few weekends. This weekend was really different for us. We went to a trailor park full of food trucks. On purpose. Almost as good of a place to people watch as the fair.

Of course we picked the one weekend it's slightly cold. (It was a tiddy bit nipply but we made the breast of it.) We sipped on some hot cocoa and listened to a country cover band that made Grahm's ears bleed. (He's a music snob.) Scouring the slew of trucks around us, we tried to pick the food truck for us. Deciding which food truck to eat from was like deciding which nose hair to tweeze. We figured they'd all be painful, in one way or another. But hey, we were there for the experience!
We skipped anything seafoody, for obvious reasons. Anything spicy we also nixed. (We didn't want this meal to haunt us for the rest of the week, if you know what I mean.) So then it was basically too options: Toasty Bun Burgers or Primo's Pizzaria. Pizza, we cleverly reasoned, probably had less chances for ecoli infestation. We ordered a pizza and a salad. I was skeptical, but hopeful.

IT WAS THE BEST SALAD I'VE EVER HAD. No joke, my friends. Apparently, these guys make everything from scratch. The dressing, the pizza dough... Nom nom heaven.

The guys even let us check out their sweet truck. It was pristine, state-of-the-art. You could have eaten your salad off the floor. (I totally would have.) It made me instantly ashamed of how dirty and mediocre my kitchen is...  but let's be real, I'll never be creating anything as life-changing as their salads and pizzas.

Moral of the story: Scarves are amazing. Food trucks won't always give you the trots.

15 comments:

Katie said...

Haha fabulous moral of your story! I have no idea if we have any food trucks around here (besides the occasional taco trucks) but I want to find out now!

Holly said...

I am totally a foodie and LOVE food trucks!! It sounds like it was a perfect weekend :)

PS your eyes look gorgeous in that pic!!

Amy said...

I just went to one of the local markets (which if you have them there, GO! so fun) to check out all of the different vendors and there were a few food trucks. We got a BBQ plate...and YUMMMMMMM :)
Sounds like y'all had a blast!

Rachel said...

You are so hilarious. I've never been to a food truck before but I love the concept...I love watching the food truck show on Food Network, too! And you totally had me at "boy howdy!" in the second sentence hahaha you are always cracking me up, girlfriend. Hope your week is off to a fab start!

lo @ crazy ever after said...

I love me some food trucks. I actually have a bit of a pipe dream to have my own someday. But not in a carnie sorta way...but in a classy, gluten free cheese curd sorta way. How did you like the Leine's beer? That stuff is made by our state neighbors so it's big up here. Is it popular down there too?

Robin said...

I used to love going to the food trucks in DC! But even though they were delicious, I definitely avoided some of them like you did...just in case hahah. I recently moved to Florida from NY and can't agree more on the hot weather! I'm still in the "honeymoon" stage with Florida, so I love the heat but I miss my fall clothes! But I don't have to deal with 5ft of snow, so I guess it evens out? As always, thanks for the laugh! Glad you had a great weekend :)

Allie said...

That sounds like a fun day, now you have a new pizza place! It would drive me crazy not to have seasons, even though I'll probably be complaining about the cold weather in a few months.

Mindy said...

Ha! I'm glad you had a good experience! I used to eat at food trucks all the time when I lived in Austin, unfortunately they're not very popular in the burbs.

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

LOL! Yes, food trucks won't always give you trots! Around here in Los Angeles, food trucks are boss! Because most of them aren't like the typical old swap meet food trucks. They are all state of the art and what not and oh-so-good! When food trucks appear in a neighborhood, people from all corners follow. It's pretty happening! Anyway goodness please keep the posts coming. You are just so dang funny! I wish I would carry one of you in my pocket to make me laugh all day! Wait! I DO! I have the blog reader app! hahahahah! Anyway here's to cooler weather and trying new things!

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stephanie said...

I actually long for the day I live near food trucks. I like a little bit of danger with my meal :)

also my favorite SA restaurant is hands down la fogato. I go every time I visit. yummm!

and little mexico? you've clearly never been to El Paso I felt like I was actually IN mexico! ha!

katie michelle said...

haha "aka Mexico" made me laugh. Feels like that here in California, too! Yay for it finally feeling like fall(ish)! And yay for food truck pizza that was actually good!

Chelsea said...

I'm afraid of food trucks! GOod for you though! Funny post!!

Ashley said...

I love when the weather changes....it's so refreshing (both ways!)...

I am loving the pictures on your sidebar. Gorgeous couple and gorgeous photography!

Jessica Schmitz said...

Pumpkin spice lattes and long johns are the BEST! LOVE.
Hey love. I just noticed that you don't have any buttons up. Would you be interested in doing a button swap or that not really your thing?
Jessah
DreamingofDimples

Nagehan said...

I have a couple of friends that live in Cali/Texas and they're all sad about not experiencing the fall. But I hear the temperature is dropping around your area!So, enjoy xo